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

RN Transition Program for Professional Development

In response to the challenges newly licensed RNs are currently experiencing in securing jobs, the Transition to Practice Program was developed.

The University of San Francisco has joined forces with the California Institute for Nursing and Health Care and the Kaiser Permanente Fund for Health Education at the East Bay Community Foundation to develop the New Nurse Transition program.

The Transition Program provides an experience for new RNs to begin working as professional nurses with a mentor / preceptor in the community setting. The goals are to retain our new nurses while developing their role as a professional nurse. USF offers the only program comprised entirely of community settings.

The program will promote professional role development of the newly graduated nurse to work as an advance beginner RN in Ambulatory care settings.

The program will build and reinforce learning from previous clinical experiences as well as introduce the professional nursing role in community settings.

Alumni from the RN Transition Program speak about their experience in Hospice:

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Contact Jessie Bell, Program Director, at