Jobs and Careers

Nurses consistently list high job satisfaction, even in more recent years. Nurses remain in high demand and are likely to continue to easily find and keep jobs. Studying to be a nurse is similar to jumping right into a professional program. WWU students begin practicing hands-on skills in state-of-the-art labs in their first year.

See where our graduates are now

  • Providence Portland Medical Center
  • Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center
  • Providence St. Mary Medical Center
  • Adventist Health Portland
  • Randall Children’s Hospital
  • Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
  • Evergreen Hospital – Kirkland
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Kaiser Permanente – Portland
  • Asante Rouge River Regional Medical Center
  • Asante Grants Pass
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Unity Medical Center – Portland
  • University of Washington
  • OHSU – Portland
  • Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
  • Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
  • Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center
  • Advent Health – Kansas City
  • PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center



"The WWU nursing faculty were beyond supportive and helped me navigate the profession. Learning how to effectively communicate has been super important to me working bedside nursing."

—Olivia Medavarapu
2021 graduate and nurse

What employers say about our graduates

"Your graduate has been with us one year.  I have seen her strive to make our unit a safer, patient-centered organization since we started working together. She is driven and passionate about improving the care we provide to our patients, and many of the patients come from challenging backgrounds (IV drug users, alcohol withdrawal, high co-morbidities). Since she started with our team, her coworkers elected her to be the next Charge Nurse for the units because they recognized her leadership abilities, teamwork, and her calm presence during chaos. She also started on our Unit Base Council to help with Quality Improvement projects, and provided excellent research on the use of monitor-techs to monitor multiple safety-risk patients via video in order to reduce the cost and use of patient safety attendants. We are really proud to have her on the team, and appreciate the preparation that you provided for her."

"He has demonstrated excellent nursing judgement skill and compassion. He is an absolute asset to our hospice team. Moving from a per diem nurse to a nursing supervisor in a short 1 1/2 years. He is truly excellent!"

"She was a welcome asset to our unit.  She presented as confident and enthusiastic about nursing.  She has been eager to expand her knowledge and skills in psychiatric nursing. She is kind and caring with a group of tough behavioral patients."

"Your graduate is a very pleasant soft spoken new grad RN. She provides quality nursing care to a diverse population, serving our rural critical access hospital. As her supervisor I find it comforting knowing that when she is on duty her patients are safe and well cared for. She asks appropriate questions and is eager to learn."