Exploring a Career in Nursing

Nursing Programs

List of all approved nursing schools in WA State from Washington Center of Nursing website:

List of Approved Nursing Programs in WA State


Volunteering at a local hospital is one of the best ways to explore a career in nursing. It will also be a wonderful addition to college and scholarship applications. We encourage you to consider becoming a regular volunteer. Please use the links below to explore the options available.

In Pierce County:

Multicare Health System


CHI Franciscan Health System


In Gray Harbor County:

Grays Harbor Hospital


In Thurston County:

St. Peter Hospital


In Mason County:

Mason General Hospital


In Kitsap County:

CHI Franciscan Health System


In Jefferson County:

Jefferson Healthcare


In Clallam County:

Olympic Medical Center


Forks Community Hospital


Job Shadows

Each hospital has their own policy about job shadows. Most require that you become a volunteer, we encourage all students interested in nursing to ask about participating in a job shadow at the hospital. Spending several hours with a nurse is another wonderful way for you to explore a career in nursing.

Nurse Camp

If you’re a current high school sophomore or junior in Pierce or Kitsap County, we encourage you to check out Multicare’s Nurse Camp. This week long free day camp experience is an amazing opportunity to explore nursing or other healthcare careers held each summer. Applications for Nurse Camp are typically posted in January. To find out more, visit https://www.multicare.org/nurse-camp/

Exploring Specialties

Johnson & Johnson Discover Nursing Website https://www.discovernursing.com/explore-specialties#.Wgidt4WcHI