One truth about working in health care is that it’s critical to continue your education. And often, that goes beyond staying on top of technologies and advancements pertaining to your current role – it means advancing in your educational journey so you can advance in your career.
One standout benefit Swedish offers is tuition reimbursement. Here are quotes from three caregivers about how they were able to pursue their educational goals while working at Swedish.
Jubal, Clinic Nurse Manager, Swedish Edmonds
“I was able to get my master’s degree while working in just 18 months. My managers were really supportive. During educational crunch times, they would say, ‘Stay home and study.’ I pass along that same commitment to seeing my team advance in their own pursuits. One of my goals is to get at least 40 percent of my staff certified as either a medical surgical nurse or orthopedic certified. They’ll increase their pay and we all benefit from their extra knowledge. It’s a win-win.”
Raj, RN, Swedish Ballard
“One of my goals while I was at Swedish was to get my bachelor’s, which I did attain through some of the programs that the Ballard campus and Swedish in general has. My next goal is to get my nurse practitioners license. Again, Swedish is helping me attain my goal.”
Marie, Clinical Nurse Supervisor, Swedish First Hill
“I’ve moved into leadership, and one of the things I’m looking to do as I continue to grow in my leadership role is to get my doctorate. Swedish is here to support me like they have throughout my career. When I came on, I was an associate’s degree nurse, then I went through the University of Providence to get my Bachelor’s of Nursing degree. It was very cost effective to do that through the University of Providence. As I move ahead, my manager is willing to work with me to adjust my schedule to work with my continuing education. There are resources at Swedish that are not at other facilities that I’ve worked at before.”
Benefits at Swedish
Swedish caregivers are valued. Beyond education and tuition, we do everything we can to support them and their families from medical, dental and vision insurance coverage that start on day one to a retirement program to health assessments and personal coaching to weight management to work/life support.
To read more about Swedish’s best-in-class benefits, click here.