Relocating to Washington

by joleenurse90 joleenurse90, BSN, MSN, RN, APN, APRN, NP (New) New

Specializes in CVICU, SICU, MICU,. Has 8 years experience.

Hi there, I am planning to relocate to Seattle. I have 8 years of ICU and 2 years of CVICU experience. I would like to have recommendation on the hospitals in Seattle. Preferably ICU settings with high acuity and high level of care such as ECMO, CRRT etc etc. Thanks

verene, MSN

Specializes in mental health / psychiatic nursing. 1,790 Posts

Harborview is the Trauma 1 for the greater region (WA, ID, Western MT, and AK), it and UW Medical Center are the research/teaching hospitals that tend to take high acuity and have multiple ICU specialties to chose from.



186 Posts

I am in a nursing program in California that is not ACEN accredited (only WASC and State BRN approved). I am planning on moving to Washington. Will this impact Washington giving me a license by endorsement? Or a license at all in general?



smellyacres, BSN, RN

Specializes in Surgical/Trauma ICU. Has 6 years experience. 342 Posts

UW is a very well respected hospital and I hear have good benefits. Same with Virginia Mason but I don’t know much about them. Both have good reputations. I worked at Swedish cherry hill (they have multiple locations, CH is neuro and cardiac only), which I recommend, they have a great cardiac program - not much vascular even though they call themselves a CVICU. I moved up to Prov Everett’s SICU because I bought a house up here and was sick of commuting. We don’t do ecmo but Swedish does. Not sure about the others I mentioned. Good luck!

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