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RN Residency

Transition to Practice Program

At MultiCare, we understand the impact a Residency has during your transition from student to professional nurse. That’s why we have designed our Transition to Practice Program with a greater mission - To ease the transition of newly licensed nurses into a culture of dynamic nursing practice through the development of competence, autonomy, and connection to purpose.
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Program Structure

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12-Month Program

Focus on evidence-based supportive learning
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Specialized training for department specific items
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Professional Development

Dedicated specialty specific nursing professional development team for every nurse residency specialty
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Preceptors & Mentorship

Specially prepared preceptors and mentorship program
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Evidence-Based Project

Culminates in a group evidence-based project and presentation

Why Choose MultiCare?

  • We offer location, specialty, and unit options.
  • Pay off school debt with our $20k RN Loan Repayment program.
  • Continue your education using our Tuition Reimbursement program.
  • Enjoy generous pay and comprehensive benefits while learning.
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Residency Specialties

  • Behavioral Health
  • Birth Center
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency
  • Inpatient Trauma Rehab
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Medical/ONC
  • Operating Room
  • NICU
  • PACU
  • Pediatrics
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2021 Start Dates

  • Critical Care and Progressive Care –  Apr 12, Jun 7, Aug 2, Sep 27, Dec 6
  • Medical Surgical Emergency – Apr 26, Jun 21, Aug 16, Oct 11, Dec 6
  • Family Birth Center, NICU, OR – Apr 12, Sep 2, Dec 6
  • Pediatrics and Behavioral Health – Apr 26, Aug 16, Dec 6

Admission Requirements & Commitment

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate from an accredited nursing program.
  • Obtain CPR/BLS certification.
  • Pass NCLEX and hold a current Washington State RN License.
  • New graduate RN or RN with less than twelve months of experience in acute care.

RN License is required prior to start date, but you can apply with a license pending.


  • Will be scheduled for 40 hours during precepted time on the unit.
  • Must be available for varying shifts during the residency program, including some weekends and off-shifts.
  • Actively participate in all learning activities.
  • Commit to work up to one year following completion of the residency program.


For more information about the RN Residency Program at MultiCare, contact our recruiter:

Terry Hamilton
RN Residency Recruiter
[email protected]