Support for Students and New Grads

We offer a variety of programs to encourage everyone from high school and college students to new graduates and aspiring chaplains to work with experienced teams dedicated to their growth as they explore and define new careers.

"This internship has taught me the importance of being a great leader, not only one that leads but listens. My communication, networking, and critical thinking skills have all significantly increased leaving me feeling more confident to own more projects, facilitate meetings, and be a strong leader."

- Katie Emmons, operations intern

RN residency

The RN residency program is a great way for new grads to move into their RN careers. Our structured orientation program eases the transition from new graduate to professional nurse.

We want to be your partner and support as you develop professionally and personally from novice to competent clinical team member.

Learn more about the RN residency program.

CNA scholarship program

Adventist Health Portland’s CNA scholarship programs gives select candidates financial support to complete their CNA1 and CNA2.

To learn more and apply, call 503-251-6130 or email ahpnwrecruitment@ah.org.

Clinical pastoral education (CPE)

Gain the experience and education you need to be a hospital chaplain through our clinical pastoral education program.

Learn more our CPE program.

Leadership residency

Through our parent corporation, Adventist Health, graduating seniors can apply for a two-year leadership residency.

Learn more our leadership residency program.

College internships

College students in their sophomore or junior year are eligible to apply for nonclinical internships through Adventist Health.

Learn more about our internship opportunities.

Student Healthcare Leaders

High school students have an opportunity to learn all the ins and outs of what it takes to run a hospital through our Student Healthcare Leaders program. The program is provided free to accepted applicants and provides weekly engagement with clinical and nonclinical departments throughout the hospital.

Learn more about Student Healthcare Leaders.