Nurses Week 2024: Training Fund Benefits for RNs

Happy National Nurses Week!

National Nurses Week, May 6th-12th, honors nurses and celebrates their incredible contributions to the healthcare industry and patient care. We are thankful to have worked with and supported many nurses in their healthcare journey. Your dedication inspires us, and we  are so proud of you. Thank you nurses! 

Join us at Nurses Week events – at your employer site or online – to learn more about our services and programs for RN members. 

Nurses Week Events


UW Medicine Valley Medical Nurses Week Education and Resources Fair 

Tuesday May 7th 7:00am-3:30pm 

Trendz Cafeteria, 3rd floor


Providence Swedish Nurses Week Celebration

Wednesday May 8th, 11:30am-3:00pm

First Hill, Glaser Foyer 

Kaiser Permanente Nurses Week

Thursday May 9th, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Virtual RN Training Fund benefits presentation 

Kaiser Permanente Registration


“Going back to school for a Master’s program after 30 years, in a different learning environment, with a full-time O.R. nurse job, and the pandemic is not easy, but not impossible to do. I was amazed by the tremendous support I had from the Training Fund and WGU mentors. Now I can say I will never regret taking the high road in meeting my personal and professional development. The next step for me is to plan on giving back.”

Marina "Rina" Sotero-Galban

RN, Highline Medical Center

Benefits for Training Fund RN Members

The Training Fund offers many supportive services, education opportunities, and benefits for Training Fund RN members.

Tuition Assistance

We are proud to offer our members the opportunity to apply for Tuition Assistance (TA), which can cover school-related costs like tuition, books, and other fees for approved programs. After 1 year of service with their employer, RN members can apply for up to $5,250/year in Tuition Assistance. 

You can also access a variety of educational support services to help you succeed, including tutoring and career counseling. 

Approved Nursing Programs for TA

These nursing programs are on our list of approved programs that qualify for Tuition Assistance. Learn More.

List of approved nursing programs

Professional Development

RN members have access to up to $300/year in Professional Development reimbursement for: 

  • Continuing Education Unit (CEU) conference registration, courses, and required materials 
  • Professional Memberships 
  • Specialty Nurse Certification Exams and re-certification fees 

You also have free access to unlimited CEU courses through HealthStream for continuing nursing education courses and nursing certification review.  

Additional Funding

RN members have access to additional Scholarship tuition funding (up to $3,000) and an additional $200 in Professional Development funding. This funding is available for a limited time on a first-come-first-serve basis. To be eligible for additional funding, RNs must: 

  • be active Training Fund members 
  • have been at their employer for 1 year 
  • have already used their available funding  
RN to BSN Program

The Training Fund partners with Bellevue College to offer an RN to BSN program to Training Fund members at little to no cost.  

  • Nationally accredited and state recognized 
  • Full-time or part-time options with low-residency 
  • Designed for working nurses, flexible hybrid model 

This is a great option for nurses looking to purse leadership and management roles! It also opens doors as a Liaison Nurse, Visiting Nurse, and more.  

Total Program Cost (Tuition, application fees, books, etc.): $10,500 

Total cost for RN Training Fund Members: FREE  

 *some fees not covered 

Interested in becoming an RN? Learn more about our Hospital Employee Education Training worker friendly programs for becoming an RN.