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. TPP consists of classroom learning, precepted clinical hours
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 Fall 2016 Cohort:
Criteria for Applicants:*
- Must have graduated from an accredited nursing program within one year
from the beginning of the TPP program (not before August 2015)
- Must have an active, unencumbered State of Nevada Registered Nurse license
by October 24, 2016
All applicants must apply online. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please submit these items with your online application:
- Unofficial transcripts
- American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare
- Two letters of recommendations (one from an academic reference, one from
- Personal Statement: 500 words or less telling us why you want to work at
Saint Mary's. 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.
For more information about the 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 or Sarah Whelchel, Program Coordinator