Transition-to-Practice Toolkit

Transition-to-Practice programs (also called residency or on-boarding programs) are widely recognized as an important tool to help new nurses make the transition into the nursing workforce. They are referenced in the Master Plan for Nursing Education in Washington State, which makes it a priority to “assure the future competency of the nursing workforce [which] includes making certain that students and new graduates acquire the knowledge and develop the skills demanded of today’s new nurses, receive the appropriate level and type of education, and make a successful transition from school into practice.”

Our Transition-to-Practice (TTP) work group has developed a toolkit for TTP programs consisting of the following parts:
Introduction
Making the Case
Program Curriculum
Roles and Responsibilities
Program Evaluation
Evaluation Grid
Bibliography

We will continue to expand the toolkit based on feedback and new information. Please let us know if you have materials you would be willing to share with your colleagues that we could attach to a section of the toolkit, or if you have any comments on how we can improve the materials. Thank you.

Contributors

Barbara Gumprecht MSN, RN: Co-chair
Renee Hoeksel, Ph.D., RN, ANEF: Co-chair
Carol S. Redfield DNP, MN, RN
L. Sawyer Robertson RN, ADN
Jenny Moberg RN BSN
Katie Johnson, DNP, RN, NCSN, FNASN
Kathryn Anderson
Hilke Faber RN, MN
Anne Poppe PhD MN-APN RN
Mike Cooke RN BSN MHA
Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN
Yashica Crumpton, MSN, RN

WCN support:
Olena Rypich
Sofia Aragon JD, BSN, RN