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Pfizer COVID-19 bivalent (Omicron) booster vaccine is now available for ages 12+! ICHS patients can call (206) 788-3700 to make an appointment. Non-ICHS patients can walk-in to our pharmacies Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm (supplies limited). More info on our COVID-19 vaccine page

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ICHS pharmacies carry limited quantities of Novavax (ages 12+) and Pfizer COVID-19 (5+) vaccines for primary series. Novavax available at International District and Shoreline only. Walk-ins welcome Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm (supplies limited).

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ICHS ARNP/Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

ICHS ARNP/Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

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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.

Jinhee Dorsey, ICHS ARNP Resident, 2021-2022

The days have been long the past few weeks, but I actually feel really energized by the learning process. The patients, preceptors, and staff have been so enjoyable. It’s 100,000x better than being an Nurse Practitioner student.

Jinhee Dorsey, ICHS ARNP Resident, 2021-2022

Eligibility

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. 

Required materials:

  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • CV
  • Official transcript
  • Personal statement
    • Please write a brief (2 pages or less) personal statement addressing the following questions. 
      • 1) Why did you choose to do a residency at International Community Health Services? 
      • 2) What are your experiences working with underserved and vulnerable populations? 
      • 3)What are your career goals?

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.

Virtual Q&A Session about Residency Program

On Thursday, January 27, 2022, ICHS will host a virtual Q&A session for any interested candidates to learn more. This Zoom meeting will be between 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM PST. To register, please RSVP by email

For more information

Please contact ARNP Residency Director Megan Wilbert, FNP.

Visitors to our site are encouraged to provide public comment as part of our accreditation process. Please visit the Accreditation Status and Public Comment website.

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