RN Transition Program for Professional Development

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USF at Presidio

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

The University of San Francisco has joined forces with HealthImpact (Optimizing health through nursing) 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.

Landing Your Dream Job — One RN Transition Nursing Graduate's Story

Rick Becker, RN Transition Program for Professional Development graduate from December 2012, tells the story of how the USF program helped him to land his dream job as a care coordinator — helping patients to avoid readmissions. Rick says that "Without the exposure the [RN Transition Program] gave me, I would never have had the ability to practice it." Health Impact shares Rick's inspiring story about his journey into ambulatory care.

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