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In the world of healthcare, nurses are the unsung heroes who provide comfort, care, and compassion to patients in their times of need. It’s a profession that demands dedication, knowledge, and a commitment to lifelong learning. If you’re a new nurse eager to embark on this noble journey, the Northwest Specialty Hospital (NWSH) Nurse Residency Program may be your gateway to a thriving nursing career.


Your Path to Excellence

At NWSH, we have put together a program designed to nurture your nursing talents, guide you through the intricacies of healthcare, and provide unwavering support as you take your first steps into the world of nursing. There are two cohorts beginning at different times of the year following nursing school graduations. We are currently accepting applications.

Our yearlong program is a comprehensive clinical orientation and professional development curriculum tailor-made for new nurses here at NWSH who have less than one year of experience or less than six months of acute-care experience. 

New nursing residents will be able to select work in:

  • Surgical Inpatient
  • Perioperative Services
  • Operating Room
  • Urgent Care
  • Endoscopy

At Northwest Specialty Hospital, we are dedicated to equipping Nurse Residents with the knowledge, skills, and experience required for a successful and fulfilling nursing career in whatever specialty field they choose.


What to Expect

What can you expect from the NWSH Nurse Residency Program? Let’s explore the key components that make this program stand out:

  1. Monthly Education Workshops with Social Networking Support: Education is the cornerstone of nursing excellence. Our program provides monthly workshops covering a wide range of skills and education crucial for your growth as a nurse. These workshops are not just about learning; they’re opportunities to connect with fellow Nurse Residents and build a supportive network that can last a lifetime.
  2. Northwest Steps Individualized Orientation: Every nurse’s journey is unique. That’s why we offer individualized orientation through our Northwest Steps program. We understand that each Nurse Resident has different strengths and areas for growth. With our tailored approach, you’ll receive the guidance and mentorship you need to excel.
  3. Continual Support: Throughout your residency, you won’t be alone in your journey. A dedicated residency mentor, our esteemed leadership team, and an experienced preceptor will stand by your side, offering guidance, answering questions, and providing the support you need to navigate the complexities of nursing in our extensive clinical and hospital network.
  4. Education and Guidance on NWSH Policies and Procedures: Navigating the policies and procedures of any healthcare institution can be daunting. Our program ensures you are well-versed in the specifics of NWSH, helping you confidently provide care within our organization.
  5. Community of Experienced Nurses: Joining our Nurse Residency Program means becoming part of a community of caring, experienced nurses passionate about helping you succeed. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from their wisdom and build lasting professional relationships and mentorships.

Requirements and Commitment

We’re looking for dedicated, driven individuals eager to embark on a fulfilling nursing career. To be eligible for our program, you must:

  • Have an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Hold an active Idaho Registered Nurse License (prior to the start date of the program)
  • Have completed required vaccinations, background checks, and drug screenings
  • Be willing to work at least 0.6 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for the entire 12-month program
  • Be prepared to participate actively in our monthly residency classes

Your Nursing Future Begins Here at NWSH

The NWSH Nurse Residency Program is not just a program; it’s a stepping stone to a rewarding and impactful nursing career. It’s a chance to learn, grow, and make a meaningful difference in the lives of our patients. It’s an opportunity to become part of a supportive community that shares your passion for healthcare.

If you’re ready to unlock your full potential as a nurse, we invite you to apply for the NWSH Nurse Residency Program. Join us, and together, we’ll create a healthier and brighter future for all. Please reach out to Camey Yeager for more information at [email protected]. Apply today. Your future awaits!

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