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 and mentorship.
Candidates must be able to work full-time consistently throughout the program. Candidates are required to sign a two-to-three-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.
Cohort #5 Positions Posted: April 1, 2013
- Applications Accepted April 1-12, 2013
- Interviews are held April 15-26, 2013
- Applicants must pass NCLEX August 1, 2013
- Start of the program is August 12, 2013
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Current registered nurse license in the state of Nevada
American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
Cumulative GPA or Nursing GPA of 3.20 or above
Two (2) letters of recommendation: (1) personal and (1) academic reference from a preceptor or senior nursing instructor who will describe your strengths and weaknesses
Complete a written personal statement, no more than 500 words, double-spaced in APA format: Discuss why you have chosen to pursue a career in nursing at Saint Mary’s
All applicants must apply online. Please visit www.smarthires.com and search for "Saint Mary's."
The transition is a taping of video diaries capturing the transition a registered nurse (RN) experiences their first year as a professional.
Week 2: First Impressions
Week 4: Getting Started
For more information about TPP, please contact Saint Mary’s Human Resources Department at (775) 770-3001 or Jami-Sue Coleman, director of Transition to Practice at (775)-770-3734.
This project is/was supported by funds from the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under #D11HP22199, Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention for $251,883.00. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any official endorsement be inferred by, the DN, BHPr, HRSA, DHHS, or the US Government.