Community Partners

The UW School of Nursing is proud to work in partnership with many health care institutions and community organizations. These alliances join the nation’s top-ranked nursing school, known for its academic and research strengths, with our region’s leading health care providers. These partnerships provide the school with clinical placement sites, continuing education, and research and teaching support.

  • The school maintains relationships with health care institutions across the state and nation with 1,200 physicians and nurse practitioners instructing, guiding and mentoring our students.
  • Through innovative partnerships, six large local medical centers provide expert nurses as loaned faculty to the School of Nursing, and our undergraduate nursing students provide much-needed assistance at their facilities.

Some of Our Many Community Partners

  • Harborview Medical Center
  • UW Medical Center
  • VA Puget Sound Health Care System
  • Era Living
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Seattle & King County Public Health
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center
  • Swedish Medical Center
  • Madigan Army Medical Center
  • Providence Regional Medical Center
  • Everett Clinic
  • Evergreen Hospital
  • US Healthworks
  • Healthsouth Medical Clinic
  • Northwest Hospital
  • Northwest Kidney Center

Clinical Teaching Partners

Clinical Teaching Partners provide a master's or doctorally-prepared staff nurses who teach clinical courses to UW nursing students.

  • Harborview Medical Center - Elizabeth McNamara
  • UW Medical Center - Lauren Cline
  • VA Puget Sound Health Care System - various psychiatric nurses
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center

Institutional Partners

Institutional Partners provide significant tuition assistance for students in exchange for their commitment to work for their hospital after graduation.

  • Harborview Medical Center
  • UW Medical Center