RN Residency Program

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The Kadlec RN Residency Program offers new graduate nurses a foundation of clinical, acute-care skills in a hospital setting to become an expert in their specialty. Learn through a combination of classroom sessions, simulations and authentic patient experiences with the support of experienced preceptors/mentors. We provide an integrated, consistent support structure for mentoring, career guidance and development—to make sure our nurses are reliably prepared, inspired and challenged in their work.

We offer RN Residency opportunities in the following specialty units:

  • Cardiac
  • Clinical Decision
  • Emergency Department
  • Inpatient Oncology
  • Intensive Care
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Medical & Progressive Care
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Operating Room
  • Pediatric
  • Peri Anesthesia
  • Resource Team – Float Pool
  • Stepdown
  • Surgical


Upon hire, nurse residents will have graduated from an accredited nursing program and typically have less than 12 months of nursing experience. A BSN degree or higher (or equivalent experience) within 3 years of hire is required, and Kadlec has pathways and support systems to help you get there. The following are also needed:

  • An unencumbered RN license in Washington state (or if the RN holds a multi-state license through the Nurse Licensure Compact, the RN must adhere to the requirements of licensure in Washington state)
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA)

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Nursing Degree (BSN)
  • vertification in related specialty area


In addition to competitive pay and best-in-class benefits from your first day, hiring bonuses may be offered. See current openings below for details.

Current RN Residency Openings