Nurse Fellowship Program
With our person-centered Nurse Fellowship Program, Kootenai Health can help you transition into a specialty unit and make career choices that best fit your talent, goals, and interests. Kootenai Health’s Nurse Fellowship Program is designed to make your transition into a specialty unit as smooth and efficient as possible by providing enhanced precepting, mentorship, and education to promote confidence, build knowledge, and ensure team member success.
The Kootenai Health Nurse Fellowship Program provides an innovative, person-centered support structure to gain evidence-based practice experience and standardization of knowledge and skills to ensure our nurses are confidently prepared, supported, and engaged in their new work environments. During the program, nurse fellows are hired into paid, fully benefitted, full-time (36-40 hours/pay period) staff nurse positions and selected to join specific teams, including:
Kootenai Health is committed to providing nurse fellows with the teaching, training, mentoring, and experience needed for a successful career in a new practice setting. Our 6-12-month program (depending on specialty) offers:
To be accepted into the Nurse Fellowship Program, each applicant must:
For continued success in your role, Kootenai Health highly encourages the following:
Application deadline & requirements:
Specific department applications will be made available periodically depending on departmental openings.
Kootenai Health will strive to ensure your success as a nurse by providing you a robust orientation program, access to organizational development, and the support of a professional education team.
The critical care fellowship did a tremendous job preparing me to be a new ICU nurse. The program is full of competent teachers and preceptors who are invested in the success of the entire team.
Jonathan Tullsen, Critical Care
It has always been my dream to work in Critical Care. I applied for the Critical Care fellowship after three years of working on 2 South. The education and support during my transition into an ICU nurse has been amazing. I am so thankful for the opportunity to grow into a strong ICU nurse and thankful for all of my coworkers who have supported and helped me along the way.
Kriston Crisler, Critical Care