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ICHS ARNP/Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

ICHS ARNP/Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program


Applications for the 2022-2023 ARNP residency class are now open.

Founded in 2014, the ICHS Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) residency provides post-graduate education to strengthen the transition from new nurse practitioner to expert provider. It’s mission is to educate and retain well-rounded, highly autonomous, effective and culturally-competent FNPs, who will serve as primary care providers in community health settings. The program aims to prepare residents to:

  • Serve as a primary care provider to patients in a complex community health setting
  • Improve cultural competency
  • Develop the tools needed to maximize career satisfaction and growth, while encouraging work-life balance and avoiding burnout
  • Assume leadership roles in community health settings and in driving social change

A five-part curriculum, delivered from top-notch clinicians and educators, includes a ramp up schedule, continual education with weekly didactics and exposure to several clinical specialties. The residency is a full-time salaried position with benefits. Residents commit to 13 months of employment at ICHS from September 12, 2022 through October 14, 2023, including 12 months of residency curriculum followed by one month transition to independent practice and overlap with the incoming residency class. Seven residency positions are available.

Kelli Hiraoka, ARNP

Each day is unpredictable, exciting and stimulating. You might be inserting a nexplanon procedure for contraception, managing an insulin-dependent diabetic, investigating why that six-month old kiddo has a persistent fever, or telling your female patient she’s finally pregnant after six months of trying. Or you could be helping a patient with heart failure who does not take his meds due to financial constraints, or an adolescent struggling with self harm and suicidal ideation.

Kelli Hiraoka, ARNP


Successful applicants will be:

  • Recent MSN or DNP graduates from an accredited institution
  • FNP board certified by the start of the program
  • Licensed to practice in Washington state
  • Committed to a community health center career and/or practice within a safety net setting
  • Experienced in health care and/or working with community health center patients (2+ years is preferred but not required)
  • Bilingual (preferred but not required)

To Apply

Please complete the 2022-2023 Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Resident Application through our careers portal. 

Three Letters of Recommendation, CV, Personal Statement and Official Transcript are required to apply. 

Applications for the 2022-2023 class are due by Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Interviews will take place from February to March 2022. Offers will be extended by Friday, April 8.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. There may be options to schedule your nurse practitioner licensing exams early to allow you to have an active WA state license prior to the start of the program.

No. The residency is limited to Family Nurse Practitioners at this time.

We accept unofficial academic transcripts, submitted electronically (scanned) with the online application. We may request an official academic transcript mailed at a later date.

Maybe. The NP residency is designed for new graduates. Applicants who graduated more than 1 year ago will be considered at the discretion of the application review team.

For more information

Please contact ARNP Residency Director Megan Wilbert, FNP.

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