Important update: We are excited to announce a residency expansion! The search is currently in progress for 3 additional nurse practitioner residents to start October 1 2020 at Sea Mar Tacoma Medical Center. This branch of our residency program will follow a similar curriculum to our Seattle and Everett sites, but will have an increased focus on behavior health. We welcome Margaret Boyle, ARNP as Site Director in Tacoma. Margaret is a dual certified family and psychiatric ARNP.

October 1 is fast approaching! If you are interested in applying please contact us immediately through our email: NursePractitionerResidency@seamarchc.org

We hope to confirm our 2020 resident class by July 1 and will implement rolling admissions. Phone and Zoom interviews may start as early as June 15 and continue until the positions are filled. Please see the information below regarding eligibility and the application.

Please click here to apply!

Sea Mar Community Health Centers’ Family Nurse Practitioner Residency began at the Sea Mar Seattle Medical Clinic in October of 2015 under the directorship of Patricia Cleveland, ARNP. In 2019, we were awarded a Health Services and Resource Administration grant, allowing us to expand our residency to an additional location and hire six residents per year—three at our Seattle location and three at our Everett location. One of our former residents, Lindsey Anagnostopoulos, ARNP, joined the leadership team as Site Director in Everett. In October 2019, we welcomed our first class of six residents.

The residency program strives to further develop the clinical skills, education, and confidence of new nurse practitioners and to prepare them for the complexities and rigors of working within Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). The program emphasizes interdisciplinary medicine and patient-centered, culturally competent care, with exposure to medically and socially complex patients.

With the incredible support of the Sea Mar organization and surrounding community, Sea Mar’s Family Nurse Practitioner Residency has become a successful and highly-esteemed post-graduate training program. The Family Nurse Practitioner Residency became accredited through the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC) in July 2018, demonstrating its commitment to high-quality and rigorous post graduate training.

Sea Mar has long been part of the community and an advocate for educational programs. For many years, the Seattle Medical clinic has been a training site for new providers, welcoming two new physician residents each year from both the Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency since 1987 and the Children’s Pediatric Residency since the early 1990s. As the Nurse Practitioner Residency was under development in 2014, Sea Mar created the Department of Medical Education in an effort to centralize many of the educational and residency programs. Sea Mar also began the Sea Mar sponsored Family Medicine Residency program in Snohomish County in June 2017.


The mission of the Sea Mar Family Nurse Practitioner Residency program is to further enhance and develop the clinical skills, education, and confidence of new nurse practitioners to prepare them for the complexities and rigors of working within Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).

The program will emphasize interdisciplinary medicine and patient-centered, culturally competent care, with exposure to medically and socially complex patients.

Skills to encourage retention and prevent burnout will also be an integral part of the residency program.

The Team

Program Team:

Nurse Practitioner Residency Program Director
Patricia Cleveland, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner Residency Site Director – Everett
Lindsey Anagnostopoulos, ARNP

Medical Department & Program Coordinator
Lenisa Epenesa

Chief Medical Officer
Ricardo Jimenez, MD

Clinic Operations Team:

Seattle Medical

Medical Director, Seattle
Philip Reilly, MD

Health Center Administrator, Seattle
Nicholas Ramirez

Nurse Manager, Seattle
Dayana Hernandez, RN

Front Office Supervisor, Seattle
Veronica Hernandez

Everett Medical

Medical Director, Everett
Julio Jimenez, MD

Health Center Administrator, Everett
Jimena Garcia

Front Office Supervisor, Everett
Gladys Garcia

Site Information

Seattle Medical

8720 14th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108 | P 206.762.3730 | F 206.764.8000

Everett Medical

1920 100th St Suite B, Everett, WA, 98208 | P 425.312.0202 | F 425.312.0263


Patricia Cleveland

Patricia Cleveland,ARNP
Program Director
Sea Mar Seattle Medical

Patti Cleveland was inspired by Sea Mar’s vision and mission during her undergraduate education at Western Washington University, which led her to pursue nurse practitioner training. She graduated from the family nurse practitioner program at Seattle University in 2008. During graduate school Patti had clinical rotations at Sea Mar in Marysville, and joined the Seattle Medical provider team in February of 2009. Patti was appointed Program Director of Sea Mar’s very first Nurse Practitioner Residency in 2014, created the curriculum and structure of the residency program, and led the program through accreditation with the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC) in July 2018.

Patti’s philosophy of care is that every person deserves access to holistic and comprehensive health care, and that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. She believes in health promotion and the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle to aid in the prevention of chronic diseases.

Patti is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, NNPRFTC and the National Health Service Corps. She serves on the Accreditation Commission for the NNPRFTC, and is one of the leaders of the Northwest Consortium of Advanced Practice and Education (NW CAPE). In her spare time she enjoys playing soccer, outdoor recreation, playing board games, and spending time with her husband and children.

Lindsey Anagnostopoulos, ARNP
Everett Site Director
Sea Mar Everett Medical

Lindsey Anagnostopoulos is a 2015 graduate of Seattle University’s MSN program and a 2016 graduate of the Sea Mar Nurse Practitioner Residency program. Her desire to work in community health stems from experiences with vulnerable populations in Seattle and abroad. While volunteering in Guatemala, she gained a better understanding of socio-economic barriers in healthcare and the challenges of working with at-risk individuals.

Lindsey decided to pursue a career in healthcare after graduating from the University of Puget Sound in 2010. Before starting her MSN program at Seattle U., she spent several years working at the University of Washington Medical Center as a Patient Care Technician.

To help facilitate and oversee the residency expansion to Sea Mar’s Everett Medical Clinic, Lindsey was appointment Nurse Practitioner Residency Site Director in 2018. Lindsey’s role includes much of the on-site work, including mentorship, evaluations, didactic planning, and scheduling. She is a member of the Northwest Consortium of Advanced Practice and Education (NW CAPE).

Lindsey strives to provide holistic care and focuses on patient education and health goals

Bethany Rolfe, ARNP
Seattle Faculty, Seattle Pacific University, per diem Seattle Medical

Bethany Rolfe began practicing at Sea Mar in 2007. Bethany is a professor at Seattle Pacific University, where she teaches in the School of Health Sciences’ graduate school. The classes she teaches include pediatrics, women’s health, health assessment, and culture in health care.

She works on a per-diem basis at the Seattle Medical and White Center clinics, but will be precepting Nurse Practitioner residents regularly in Seattle. Before beginning her practice at Sea Mar, Bethany worked in La Carpio, San Jose, Costa Rica, serving immigrants and the indigenous populations of Costa Rica

Bethany completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing, graduating with honors from Seattle Pacific University. She then earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Washington. She is ANCC board certified. In addition, she is a member of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. She has a deep appreciation for the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and spends her free time with her husband enjoying outdoor activities like hiking, backpacking, kayaking, sailing, and gardening

Rebecca Nebel, ARNP
Seattle Faculty
Sea Mar Kent Medical

Rebecca Nebel graduated with a Master’s degree in nursing from Seattle University in 2013 and is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner through AANP. She began practicing as a provider at Sea Mar’s Kent Medical Clinic in 2014. Rebecca completed her Bachelor’s degree in biology and Spanish language at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. After working in Mexico City as an English teacher and several years as a veterinary technician, she went back to school in nursing. Rebecca especially enjoys working in pediatrics, women’s health, and immigrant and refugee health. Before attending graduate school she volunteered in the pediatric unit at Swedish Medical Center and the neonatal intensive care unit at UW Medical Center.

Rebecca is a native of Seattle, but also has a passion for travel. She has visited various countries in Central and South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia. She has a special appreciation for learning about different cultures and customs, and hopes this will further improve her ability to provide high quality patient care. On her days off, Rebecca enjoys reading, salsa dancing, watching movies, and exploring the outdoors with her husband and son.

Susan Taylor, ARNP
Seattle Faculty
Sea Mar White Center Medical

Susan M. Taylor, ARNP has been with Sea Mar since 2015. After graduating from Seattle University with their MSN Susan completed the Sea Mar Family Nurse Practitioner Residency and joined Sea Mar White Center in 2016.

Susan’s philosophy of care is to stand in solidarity with their community and join each patient on that person’s individual health journey. They approach primary care from an inclusive perspective. They believe that it is essential to respect each person’s right to guide their own health journey, with support from a clinician and healthcare team as invited. They know it is essential to understand that we are living together in systems of intersecting oppressions around disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, class, immigration status, and relationship to colonization. They are an advocate for universal healthcare as a human right.

They work to share a wide range of primary care skills with the community, with a special interest in offering informed consent access to gender affirming care for transgender, gender-nonconforming, non-binary, and genderqueer people. In their free time Susan enjoys board games, family time, activism, and travel. Susan acknowledges that the land where they live and work on is the unseeded home of the Duwamish and other Coast Salish Tribes.

Rachel Query, ARNP
Seattle and Everett Faculty,
Sea Mar White Center Medical

Rachel Query is a 2016 graduate of the DNP program at the University of Washington and a 2017 graduate of the Sea Mar Nurse Practitioner Residency. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Calvin College in 2005 and her Master’s in Public Health from UCLA in 2011. Prior to working as a Nurse Practitioner Rachel worked as an ICU nurse at academic hospitals in both Denver and Los Angeles. She currently works at the Sea Mar White Center Clinic and will be starting as adjunct faculty in the Graduate School of Nursing at Seattle Pacific University in October 2019.

Rachel has always been passionate about working with underserved populations and increasing access to quality health care and preventive services. Specific interests include working to improve social determinants of health, the health of immigrant populations, women's health, integrative medicine, and nutrition.

In her free time Rachel enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, and spending time with her husband and 3 young daughters.

Francisca Salazar, ARNP
Seattle Faculty, University of Washington Faculty
Sea Mar Seattle Medical

Growing-up in a low-income household in the South Seattle area and as the daughter of immigrant parents, Francisca experienced the barriers to accessing care. Fortunately, she and her family experienced the comfort of culturally competent care as a patient at Sea Mar Community Health. She quickly realized that she could combine her lived experiences and education to provide exceptional care to her local community.

Francisca started her nursing career in 2005 at Harborview Medical Center. She continued to grow as a clinician while working locally at the Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington Medical Center. She returned to her alma mater, the University of Washington, and completed the MSN program in 2013. Francisca continued honing her skills within the Neurosurgery team at the University of Florida Health Hospital. Francisca has worked abroad developing sexual health curriculum in Nicaragua, and providing OB care to the indigenous Mayan community of her home country, Guatemala. Additionally, she has completed research in Lima, Peru.

In 2015, Francisca returned home to be close to friends and family, and started to serve the community that inspired her to become a clinician. Currently Francisca is the walk-in provider at Sea Mar Seattle and Nurse Practitioner Preceptor. She serves as faculty at the University of Washington in the Department of Child, Family, and Population Health. Francisca continues to work with her community, participating in Career Days at her previous high school to encourage underserved youth to reach their full potential.

Tara Hayes Constant, ARNP
Seattle Faculty
Sea Mar Burien Medical

Brooke Powers, ARNP
Seattle and Everett Faculty
Sea Mar Des Moines Medical

Brooke Powers graduated from the University of Washington DNP program in 2016, after which she joined Sea Mar as a NP resident at the Seattle Medical clinic. After completing the residency, she continued employment at Sea Mar at the Des Moines clinic site. Prior to her advanced practice degree, she practiced as a RN, working in a variety of health care settings: pediatric home health, inpatient pediatrics, community health in Bolivia, as well as inpatient adult orthopedic and oncology care.

A native of Montana, Brooke enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, particularly hiking, skiing, and bicycling. Outside of work, she tries to keep up with her husband and three children.

Rachel Burrington, ARNP
Everett Faculty
Per Diem Sea Mar Monroe Medical

Rachel Lee, ARNP
Everett Faculty,
Sea Mar Bellingham Medical

Rachel Lee joined Sea Mar in October 2016, having a longstanding dedication to community health. Rachel has been caring for patients for over 20 years. After working as an ER Tech at our local hospital for a decade, she was motivated to advance her healthcare training while volunteering as a translator for a pediatrician on a medical brigade to El Salvador. Sea Mar is her ideal home for providing accessible healthcare.

Rachel Lee completed her Masters in the Science of Nursing, with Family Nurse Practitioner specialization, at Seattle University in 2011. She has enjoyed working at the local Planned Parenthood and Urgent Care. Her professional philosophy is to support each person’s optimal health by facilitating self-knowledge and self-care, with timely and compassionate interventions when needed.

Rachel Lee lives in Bellingham with her three young children. She is active in the PTA and supports public education. Rachel is working with her co-parent to build sustainable systems which utilize rain water, solar gain, and edible gardening at their children’s elementary school. An activist for sustainable practice, Rachel’s home and car are solar-powered. Rachel enjoys learning from nature and expanding her cultural awareness through art, science, recreation and human connection.

Rachel Lee is fluent in English, Spanish & Portuguese. She lived in Mexico as a teen and Brazil as a young woman. Rachel has also lived in Korea & China where she studied ceramics and language during her undergrad degree through WWU. She has a lifelong passion for learning languages in cultural context.

Lenisa Epenesa
Medical Department and Residency Coordinator

After graduating from the University of Washington Tacoma with her Bachelors, Lenisa knew she wanted to serve in the community. As an undergrad, she interned at Swedish First Hill Hospital for over a year and grew a great interest in the medical field. She joined Sea Mar’s Seattle medical clinic as the Medical Department & Residency Coordinator in April of 2019, and is excited to continue on as part of an organization that strives to provide care to the underserved and truly understands the impact of the social determinants of health on patients’ lives. She is eager to learn and grow in her time here at Sea Mar and hopes to pursue a career later in the nursing field.

Our Residents

Julia Daining

Julia Daining, ARNP
Seattle Medical

Julia Daining graduated from the University of Washington with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing followed by her Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Prior to nursing, she received her BA in English Literature from Calvin College in her hometown of Grand Rapids, MI. After her first degree, she moved to rural New Mexico to teach 5th grade near the Navajo Nation with Teach for America. As a teacher, she had the opportunity to affect individual change in the classroom, but she saw that were so many barriers keeping her students from expanding their life opportunities.

She made the leap from education to healthcare hoping to strive toward health equity. In this new role, she has continued to work in underserved settings, including as a volunteer in a health center and with midwives in rural Guatemala, as well as in emergency shelters and community health centers in Seattle. She is excited to join the Sea Mar NP residency to continue to work toward her goal of becoming an excellent primary care provider for diverse populations, cultivating partnerships with patients, families, and the community as a whole.

Marisa Burgos-Martinez

Marisa Burgos-Martinez, ARNP
Seattle Medical

Marisa Burgos-Martinez graduated from Cleveland State University with a bachelor’s degree in 2002 and later with a Master’s in Forensic Nursing in 2010. She has a FNP Post Master’s Certificate from the University of Cincinnati. She is also a U.S. Air Force Iraqi freedom veteran, a military spouse and a mother to two.

She moved with her family from Virginia to participate in the Sea Mar Nurse Practitioner Residency program and to work with the diverse population of Seattle. She has a passion for research in health disparities seen in minorities, as well as difficult topics that affect Hispanic and other ethnic communities. Such as mental health, suicide, abuse, assault, rape, domestic violence, LGBTQ health, alcohol and substance abuse.

Elena Van Gaver

Elena Van Gaver, ARNP
Seattle Medical

Elena Van Gaver completed her Master of Science in Nursing at Gonzaga University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Seattle University. She has enjoyed the working as a critical care nurse at the VA Puget Sound Health Care Center since 2012, where she cared for veterans in the Surgical ICU and Progressive Care settings. Her educational background additionally includes a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.

During the year Elena volunteers and mentors with a local organization, Young Women Empowered, where they utilize everything from art to outdoor activities to cultivate and support youth leadership, self-confidence and wholeness. She feels that community work and connection is integral to her practice and growth as a health care provider and neighbor. Elena grew up in the Beacon Hill area, and has family roots in South Seattle. She is looking forward to joining the Sea Mar Nurse Practitioner Residency and getting to know the Sea Mar and South Park communities.

Adrienne Ton

Adrienne Ton, ARNP
Everett Medical

Adrienne Ton is a graduate of Columbia University's Family Nurse Practitioner program in New York. She previously received a BS in public health from the University of Washington. She then joined the Seattle Children's Research Institute to investigate the intersection of technology and adolescent health.

During her time in Seattle and New York she was involved in community organizations that strengthened her passion for holistic primary care, interdisciplinary teamwork and working with underserved communities. In Seattle, she volunteered with various community-based groups, including one that advocated for people experiencing homelessness. In NYC, she worked as a nurse at a large community health clinic to coordinate both the social and medical needs of high-needs patients. The diverse communities she met along the way motivated her to continue to work in community health. Adrienne is very excited to return to Seattle and to join the nurse practitioner residency at Sea Mar.

Emily Tully

Emily Tully, ARNP
Everett Medical

Emily Tully completed a Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of Washington in 2019. She received a BA in French from the University of Vermont in 2006 and spent four years teaching and traveling abroad in Eastern and Western Europe, West Africa and Peru. During her travels, Emily cultivated a commitment to the underserved and desire to narrow the health care inequality gap through nursing and health education. She returned to school and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Carolina University in 2012. Practicing at a large regional hospital in Asheville, NC and then for Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, she is eager to join the Sea Mar residency program to practice at the clinic level and develop relationships with patients over time. Emily strongly believes in health care as a basic human right and is dedicated to primary care, wellness and prevention.

Sara Sobkowiak

Sara Sobkowiak, ARNP
Everett Medical

Sara Sobkowiak graduated from the University of South Florida with a Master of Nursing Family Practice. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2009. Her first five years of nursing experiences were in the acute care setting in oncology, medical-surgical and cardiac acute care. She worked in a safety net hospital setting and often cared for Spanish speaking patients. As the daughter of a Colombian immigrant, she feels a great connection to the Latino population and is eager to continue growing her Spanish fluency.

Shortly after becoming a nurse, Sara also began volunteering on medical mission’s trips to Peru, Brazil, and South Africa. These experiences helped grow an interest in working in health promotion and community health. In 2014, Sara began travel nursing throughout the United States, and fell in love with Seattle area. Her collective experiences motivated her to become a part of the prevention of common debilitating diseases. In 2016, she began her graduate degree in her home base of Sarasota, Florida. Sara is passionate about health promotion, preventative health, patient empowerment, and learning how to use resources wisely. She is eager to grow as a Nurse Practitioner in the residency program.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, outdoors adventures, and cooking with her partner. She is excited to be living in the Pacific Northwest and become part of the community.

Past Graduates

Rachel Query

Rachel Query, ARNP
Sea Mar Community Health Centers, White Center, WA

Brooke Powers

Brooke Powers, ARNP
Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Des Moines, WA

Lyndsey Parden - Lyndsey Anagnostopoulos

Lindsey (Parden) Anagnostopoulos, ARNP
Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Everett, WA

Susan Taylor, ARNP
Sea Mar Community Health Centers, White Center, WA

Tara Hayes

Tara Hayes Constant, ARNP
Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Burien, WA

Christina Gelder

Christina Gelder, ARNP

Noelle Tripp

Noelle Tripp, ARNP
Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Everett, WA

Wendy Mironov

Wendy Mironov, ARNP
Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Burien, WA

Clinic Highlights

Seattle Medical

Sea Mar’s Seattle Medical clinic was the very first Sea Mar clinic, opening its doors in 1978. Since then, it has continued to be one of the largest Sea Mar clinics, serving an average of 750 patients per week. The Seattle Medical clinic is located conveniently in the South Park neighborhood in South Seattle, in close proximity to many other Sea Mar facilities. Patients are provided same-day access with their primary care providers. Overflow volumes and new patients are seen through an on-site urgent care clinic. The Seattle Medical Clinic has long had a focus on teaching and hosts various training programs, including the Nurse Practitioner Residency since 2015.

Everett Medical

Established in 2012, Sea Mar’s Everett Medical clinic is strategically located in south Everett and reaches patients in north Seattle, Lynnwood, Everett, and the surrounding areas. Same day appointment times are available to allow for urgent care visits with primary care providers. The Everett Medical clinic is located in the same complex as a Sea Mar Pediatric Behavior Health clinic and a Sea Mar Dental clinic, helping provide complete care to all our patients. Recently, Everett Medical has become a satellite clinic for our Sea Mar Marysville MD residents as they expand their training. Everett Medical is excited to expand their teaching role to include ARNPs in 2019.

Patient-centered care is a priority

Care Management and patient-centered care is a priority at Sea Mar. We strive to be a medical home for patients, tracking their health maintenance and addressing their acute concerns. Health outcomes and preventative health services are monitored and tracked, and patients receive assistance in accessing discounted or free services available to them. In the morning, a chronic care coordinator, medical assistant, and occasionally a health educator or integration specialist all “huddle” with providers to identify patients’ health needs, risk factors, and barriers to care. Point of care services can then be arranged, such as education for diabetes, nutrition, and family planning, referral tracking, tobacco cessation, crisis intervention needs, and/or financial and health insurance assistance.

Obstetrical care

Both Sea Mar Seattle Medical and Everett Medical have a long history of high quality and high volume obstetrics. Nurse practitioners and physicians work together to provide quality prenatal and post-partum care.

Procedure clinic

Sea Mar’s attending physicians are paired with a family medicine or nurse practitioner resident during this half-day of appointments designated for procedures at the Seattle Medical clinic. Typical procedures include: toenail excisions, placement and/or removal of long acting contraception, joint injections and aspirations, and skin biopsies/excisions.

Pediatric experience

Pediatric care at the Seattle Medical clinic is overseen by Dr. Cor Van Niel and Dr. Christina Pease. Dr. Van Niel is Journal Watch Editor, Swedish Cherry Hill pediatrics instructor, and Children’s Hospital faculty member and former chief resident. Dr. Pease is one of our general pediatricians. She is currently working with our Health Education department to start a Family Weight Management program. She also supports further integration of Behavioral Health and Care Coordination for our highest risk families. Each Monday, six pediatric physician residents from Seattle Children’s Hospital provide continuity outpatient clinical services at Sea Mar.

Everett Medical has a substantial pediatric population, and our Everett ARNP residents will have extensive pediatric exposure onsite during continuity clinic. In addition, our residents will have opportunities to work with our pediatric specialists Dr. Van Niel and Dr. Pease at Sea Mar Seattle and Marysville, and with Dr. Khan at Sea Mar Monroe for their pediatrics rotation. Dr. Khan completed her residency training at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan and joined Sea Mar in 2008.

Specialty Care

Sea Mar has been expanding their specialty services available to their patient population in order to improve specialty care access to patients and provide comprehensive, high quality care. The NP residents at both Everett Medical and Seattle Medical will rotate with various specialties throughout Sea Mar, including gynecology, sports medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry (with a psychiatric nurse practitioner/PMHNP), optometry, cardiology, and more. Many of these specialties are located in King County at the White Center Specialty and Seattle Medical clinics.


The Sea Mar Nurse Practitioner Residency is a 12-month long program that begins with a four-week orientation process and gradually progresses to full independent practice.


The well-rounded curriculum of the NP residency was strategically designed to meet a variety of goals, including enhancing clinical skills, efficiency, and team work, completing a special project to give back to the organization, and develop resiliency skills in order to work long-term in a FQHC setting.

Specifically by the end of the program, the NP resident will:

1. Progress from novice to experienced family nurse practitioner in providing care to diverse patient population, with ongoing focus on continued learning

2. Collaborate effectively with interdisciplinary team to provide patient-centered care

3. Improve efficiency to reach daily patient goal of 18 patients/day

4. Contribute to organization and/or patient population through special project

5. Maintain emotional well-being and psychological resiliency, and develop skills and coping strategies to reduce compassion fatigue and provider burnout

6. Continue to work at a FQHC upon graduation from NP residency

Continuity Clinic:

Direct patient care at Seattle or Everett Sea Mar site, with ARNP or MD preceptor on-site

Specialty Rotations:

Internal and External specialty rotations, including sports medicine, gynecology, pediatrics, behavioral health, cardiology, radiology, procedures, and urgent care

Independent and Partner Clinics

Direct patient care, working with experienced Sea Mar providers or independently seeing patients (will progress to independent clinic during residency)

Didatic Learning

Formal learning sessions on wide range of topics relevant to primary care and case discussions

Additional Components

  • Community or Quality Improvement project
  • Weekly check-in and Quarterly evaluations
  • Weekly case discussions
  • Twice a month wellness sessions
  • Shared after hours phone call
  • Community events, including health fairs
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Option to add Saturday coverage as independent provider for additional pay


Competitive salary, Full medical, dental, and retirement benefits, Vacation (10 paid holidays and 24 days paid time off),
Loan repayment opportunity after residency graduation.


October 2020 - October 2021   |   Application due March 16, 2020

Eligibility Criteria

  • Recent MSN or DNP graduate from an accredited institution
  • Family Nurse Practitioner board certification by the start of the program
  • Washington state RN and ARNP license by the start of the program
  • Federal DEA certificate eligible
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

Important Dates:

  • Application open: Monday, December 1, 2020
  • NW CAPE Residency Fair January 4, 2020, From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST at Sea Mar Museum 9635 Des Moines Memorial Dr S, Seattle, WA 98108
    This will be a residency and fellowship fair for post-graduate training programs in the Pacific Northwest.
       To participate in the online portion, please RSVP to Patricia Cleveland at patriciacleveland@seamarchc.org to receive the Zoom meeting link
  • Remote Q&A Session:
    Wed, Dec 18 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PST Seattle focus
    Wed, Feb 12 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. PST Everett focus
        To participate, please RSVP to Lenisa Epenesa at LenisaEpenesa@seamarchc.org to receive the Zoom meeting link
  • Application due: Monday, March 16, 2020
  • Reference Forms due: Monday, March 23, 2020
  • Phone interviews March 20-25, 2020
  • On-Site interviews April 3-10, 2020
  • Applicant Meet and Greet April 11, 2020

Application Components

  1. Curriculum Vitae – please include any clinical rotations/fellowships/preceptorships and five year work history

  2. Two references (one academic, one professional). Please submit contact information (including a current email address) for two references (one academic, one professional). The program will contact your references and provide a link to our online reference form for them to complete. All reference forms are due by March 23, 2020.

  3. Academic transcript, most recent

  4. Personal statement – 2 pages or less, should address each of the following topics:
    • Goals for future practice, and how our program will help you achieve them
    • Goals for the residency program, which can include specific areas of interest
    • Experience with Spanish language and/or working with underserved, vulnerable populations
    • Strengths and weaknesses, and how these will help you succeed in a residency program and in future practice at a FQHC

  5. Additional questions on the online application:
    • Do you plan to practice as a primary care provider in a FQHC after graduation from the residency program? Yes/No
    • The NP residency now has two locations, Everett Medical and Seattle Medical. Please indicate if you are interested in the Everett or Seattle location, or both.
    • Certifications and Memberships
    • Areas of Interest/Specialty

  6. Complete and upload the Provider Applicant Encounter form
    • For “Location of Interest”, please specify locations where you would be interested in working after completing the residency program
    • For “loan repayment”, please indicate if you would be interested in seeking loan repayment after completing the residency program
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Can I use a clinical preceptor for my professional reference?
Yes, a preceptor may submit a professional reference, given that the preceptor knows you well enough to answer questions about your professionalism, leadership, and communication skills. The preferred professional reference is a colleague, supervisor, or preceptor who has worked with you for more than six months.

Do you require official academic transcripts? How should I submit the transcript?
We accept unofficial academic transcripts, submitted electronically (scanned copy) with the online application. We may request an official academic transcript mailed at a later date.

Do you accept pediatric or adult nurse practitioners into your residency program?
No. The Sea Mar NP residency is limited to Family Nurse Practitioners at this time.

I don’t graduate until August, just a few months before the start of the residency. Should I still apply?
Yes. There may be options to schedule your nurse practitioner licensing exams early to allow you to have active Washington State RN and ARNP licenses prior to the start of the program.
I graduated last year. Can I still apply to the residency?
Maybe. The NP residency is meant for new graduates, ideally within 12 months of graduating from your MSN/DNP program and the start of the residency. Applications received from applicants who graduated prior to those 12 months will be considered at the discretion of the application review team.

Is it acceptable to submit letters of recommendation, in addition to the references who will complete the online forms?
The reference forms are what are included in the application review scoring rubric (the standard way we review all applications). Any additional information received from references (such as a letter of recommendation in addition to the two form references) could be used to get to know you better. However, any extraneous items received will be reviewed at the discretion of the application review team (i.e. reviewers may opt not to look at non-essential documents).

I’m interested in either location. Where would I interview?
Either location. The interview team will be interviewing at both Seattle Medical and Everett Medical clinics, and applicants will have the option to rank their preferences. The applicant “Meet and Greet” will be in Seattle.


Sea Mar CHC, Seattle Medical Clinic
Attn: Patricia Cleveland, ARNP
8720 14th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108


National Nurse Practitioner Residency and
Fellowship Training Consortium,
3509 Connecticut Ave, NW PBN 1121
Washington, DC 20008
P: 202.780.9651