The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions
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UG Nursing RN Transition Program

Admission Requirements


  • Graduate of BRN, NLN, or AACN/CCNE accredited nursing program
  • Currently unemployed or under-employed, obtained a California RN license and graduated within the last two years
  • U.S. Citizen or can provide documentation of authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Must be able to complete all clinical and course content hours
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be genuinely interested in pursuing a career in home health, clinic, or school nursing
  • Preference for RNs with Public Health Nurse Certificate
  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply although it is not a requirement

Application Instructions

The online application will available only during application periods. Upcoming application periods are as follows:
Fall 2015: May 15 – June 25, 2015
Spring 2016: October 15 – November 25, 2015

  1. Submit online application and submit the following documentation* via email as pdf attachments to the Program Coordinator, Jessie Bell:
    • Professional resume with education (include GPA for Nursing Major), work, and any healthcare or community related volunteer experience. List separately your clinical rotations with locations and number of hours
    • Describe what Ambulatory Care Nursing means to you. List 3 short-term goals you would like to obtain working in the Ambulatory care setting (Home Health, Clinic, or school nurse settings) for your professional role development during the program. Describe one learning outcome that you'll achieve from working in the Ambulatory care setting. State any restrictions on your participation such as work schedule conflicts, transportation, lack of health insurance coverage, etc.
    • Copy of your RN license (both sides), CPR card, and if applicable, Pubic Health Nurse Certificate.
    • Describe your efforts to obtain RN employment since graduation. Include response of employer.
    • List any other degrees outside of nursing.

    *Please note: Applications will only be reviewed once the online application and ALL supplemental documentation listed above is received.

  1. If accepted, you must submit by specified deadline, documentation of all pre-clinical requirements for clinical facility/agency providing the clinical experience e.g. BLS-HCP, proof of malpractice insurance (provided through USF program), immunizations, PPD/chest x-ray and any other site specific requirements for work. You will also be required to submit a $200 non-refundable processing fee made out to The University of San Francisco.
  2. No tuition will be charged for participation in the program. The program does not provide paid positions to the new RN Resident.
  3. Admission is for the course/program only, and not indicative of future admission to The University of San Francisco.
  4. You may be requested interview in-person, on the phone or asked to fill out an assessment form via a web link as part of the selection process. This does not guarantee admittance to the program. Email letter will notify you as to your acceptance status once the selections have been made.

More Information

Contact Jessie Bell, Program Coordinator, at