The Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative: Strengthening the Nursing Workforce
The Initiative works with SF Bay Area nursing schools to improve competence. Here Dean Karshmer discusses the RN Transition Program.
In seminar and simulation, participants review professionalism, effective communication, evidence-based practice, care management in community based care settings and specific nursing skills used in community care settings such as IV line care, physical assessment, nutrition, lab results, and pain management.
Participants are part of a collaborative learning environment as part of their transition RN cohort. Participants will practice within the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses' (QSEN) framework. Upon completion of the program, a certificate of successful completion will be awarded.
The clinical practicum will match the RN participant with a preceptor, and they will work together to improve clinical practice and socialization to the role of Professional Nurse in the community ambulatory care setting. The participant will be selected by one of our clinical partners through a review and interview process from a variety of approved schools, clinics, transitional care programs, homecare and hospice agencies within the greater bay area. The placements will be made according to individual interests and abilities.
Key topics covered include how to plan and organize a workload, act as a team member and/or leader, provide care to a vulnerable population within our community, case management skills and function within an agency’s organizational culture. The Transition RN and agency may mutually explore potential employment at the completion of the course, although there is no guarantee of employment from participating in the program.