Join the Kootenai Health Residency Program! Let us help you grow, love, and be successful in your nursing career!
The Kootenai Health Nurse Residency Program is a year-long program that provides an innovative, person-centered support structure for the acquisition of evidence-based practice, standardization of knowledge and skills to ensure our nurses are confidently prepared, supported, and engaged in their work. Nurse Residents learn through a combination of educational seminars, peer support discussions, simulation and authentic patient experiences with the support of experienced preceptors/mentors. Kootenai Health is committed to providing Nurse Residents with the teaching, training, mentoring and experience needed for a successful career in nursing.
The year-long Nurse Residency Program, is provided to nurses who have less than one year of experience and less than 6 months hospital acute-care experience. While in the program Nurse Residents are hired into paid, fully-benefitted, FT (36-40 hours/pay period) staff nurse positions and selected onto specific teams that include:
Medical/ Surgical Services
Behavioral Health Services
Nursing Resource Team
Nurse Residency Program cohorts begin after the summer and winter graduations of nursing programs and approximately every eight weeks thereafter.