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Providence Health & Services RN Resident—Medical Surgical Division in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Registered Nurse (RN) Resident, Various Units and Shifts, 0.9 FTE, 36 hours per week to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

Nurse Residency Program Opportunities in Anchorage, AK starting October 25th 2021! This posting is for our Med/Surg units which encompass PCU, Orthopedics, Surgical, Medical Oncology, Neurology, Renal Care or Resource Pool.

Our Residency program transitions new graduate nurses into practice emphasizing inter-professional, collaborative, and patient-centered care. Our comprehensive specialty curriculum includes online and classroom-based learning, clinical simulation, skills development, and unit orientation with specialty trained preceptors. Our Core Fundamentals program is designed to support new graduate professional development through their first year of practice.

Here at Providence Alaska Medical Center (PAMC), we are committed to making your journey to professional practice a positive, meaningful, and successful experience. As part of the larger entity known as “The Providence/St. Joseph Learning Institute”, the PAMC Nurse Residency Program, or “Clinical Academy, is Providence nursing’s key strategy for developing recently graduated nurses into well-prepared and well-supported professional nurses who provide exceptional care and experience to our patients. Made up of specialty-specific residency programs, the PAMC Clinical Academy will create an integrated, consistent structure for nurse onboarding and development that combines specialty training, dedicated preceptorships, and core fundamentals curriculum which will all focus on nurse professional development.

Providence caregivers are proud to provide exceptional care to our patients, and we look for those who have the passion to learn, grow, and appreciate our core values.

Benefits include:

  • Great compensation and benefits that start the same day you do! Click link to explore our benefits:

  • Tuition Reimbursement and Wellness programs

Applications are screened and applicants that successfully meet the requirements of the position will have a pre-screening video interview.

Interviews with hiring managers will be by May IN PERSON or via video. More information will be sent via the recruiter from the RN Resident Interview Coordinators.

The start date is Monday, October 25th, 2021.

*The RN Resident program is up to 16 weeks of training. Candidates hired will have a 2 year commitment to the unit after completion of the Residency. Candidates must pass NCLEX and have RN license posted with the State of AK. Current BLS from the American Heart Association required prior to starting.

We do not offer relocation for our Residency program.

Opportunities for Residency training may include areas such as:

  • Surgical (4 North)

  • Renal Care

  • Orthopedics (3 West)

  • Progressive Care

  • Medical/Oncology (5 North)

  • Neuro

  • Float Pool

Please make sure during the video interview to mention any areas of interest. Our specialty units will have separate postings, and you will want to apply to those areas to be considered (ED, NICU, Maternity).

Some of our units may not offer positions for this cohort. Our next hiring will be for our October 2021 cohort, and positions will post in July/August 2021. Please also keep our critical access hospitals in mind located in Valdez, Seward and Kodiak. Our Extended Care and Transitional Care facilities also take new graduates, so those are great places to work as well!

In this position you will:

  • Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate patient’s care to achieve patient goals and to optimize outcomes.

  • Effectively advocate for ethical and holistic care in care planning to promote the autonomy, dignity, rights values and beliefs of those we serve.

  • Foster a learning environment for patient/families, nursing, and other members of the healthcare team including students.

  • Align practice with safety and quality.

  • Be accountable for safety. Identify and correct problems.

  • Engage in ongoing professional development; promote a culture of inquiry that explores, integrates and disseminates research and evidence-based practice.

  • Lead and coordinate teams, delegate, coordinate care and collaborate with others as equal members of the interprofessional care team to integrate nursing knowledge.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • All Registered Nurses without a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree or higher must obtain a BSN within 3 years of hire. RNs with 20 years of RN experience will not be required to obtain a BSN

  • Unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) license in state(s) of hire, and wherever care is delivered. If RN holds a multistate license through the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), the RN must adhere to the requirements of licensure in the new state(s) of hire

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from the following authorized governing bodies: American Heart Association (AHA) - (BLS Provider), American Red Cross (ARC) - (BLS for Health Care Provider), or Military

  • Completed a pre-licensure nursing program and is newly licensed. Length of time since graduation can vary; however, typically is less than 12 months from graduation

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree

  • National certification in area of specialty

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: RN Resident

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 305511