TPP RN Program

RN Transition to Practice Program

Saint Mary's RN Graduate Transition to Practice Program

Saint Mary’s Transition to Practice Program (TPP) is designed to help RN Graduates transition from students to professional nurses, while enhancing clinical competence. Participants in this program develop clinical proficiency through evidence-based practices and supervised clinical experiences, with an emphasis on clinical applications within the hospital setting. The program is designed around the goal of providing a nurturing, enriching environment where the new RN graduates achieve safe and efficient independent practice. The Transition to Practice Program consists of classroom learning, precepted clinical hours and mentorship.

Candidates must be able to work full-time consistently throughout the program. Candidates are required to sign a two year promissory note. The receipt of benefits is contingent upon the employee’s continued active employment as full-time in good standing, and compliance with the terms of the policy.

Available Nursing Units

Units that will train RN graduates will vary. It is the goal of Saint Mary’s nursing leadership to post positions in a variety of units to match the RN graduate with their first or second choice. The units available per cohort will be stated on the job posting.

Important dates for the Spring, 2017 Cohort:

  • Applications Accepted September 19-October 28 by Clicking Here
  • Transition to Practice Program General Orientation Begins March 6, 2017.

Criteria for Applicants*:

  • Must have graduated from an accredited nursing program within one year from the beginning of the TPP program (not before December, 2015)
  • Must have active, unencumbered State of Nevada Registered Nurse License by February 20, 2017

*All applicants must apply online. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please Submit These Items With Your Online Application:

  • Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (one from a school faculty, one from a personal reference)
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification
  • Personal Statement: 500 words or less telling us why you want to be a part of the Saint Mary’s team! In the heading of your personal statement please include your top two desired units. Available units will be listed within the New Graduate job posting.

More Information

For more information about our Transition to Practice Program, please contact:

Saint Mary's Human Resources Department at 775-770-3001

Jami-Sue Coleman, Program Director at 775-770-3734