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RN-2022, Transition to Practice for New Graduate Nurses - Gainesville, Florida - Transport

Company: West Palm Beach VA Medical Center
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:


The North Florida South/Georgia Veterans Healthcare System Registered Nurse Transition to Practice Program is designed for the post graduate registered nurse who has completed an entry level nursing degree at the Associate Degree, Diploma, Baccalaureate, or Master's level. Post graduate registered nurses with no previous experience as a registered nurse are eligible to apply. Degree must be conferred within one year prior to the program start date. Classes are held at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL.

The nurse residency program was developed to support post graduate registered nurses during the first year of practice in an acute care, critical care, emergency department, behavioral health, long-term care, and operating room areas within the facility. The post graduate registered nurse will participate in an orientation program under the guidance of a qualified preceptor. The length of clinical orientation will vary according to the needs and progress of the nurse. Clinical areas are assigned based on organizational needs. Didactic sessions are scheduled during the year to facilitate transition and achieve competency in key knowledge, skills and responsibilities of a registered nurse. Transition to Practice Registered Nurses are guided in their professional development through precepting and mentoring in the clinical setting.

The program design and content are guided by:

  • VHA Directive 2011-039, VHA Registered Nurses (RN) Transition-To-Practice Program, November 23, 2011.
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education's (CCNE) Standards for Accreditation of Entry to Practice Nurse Residency Programs (CCNE, 2015) Patricia Benner's theory of "Novice to Expert" ( 1984)

    Transition to Practice Nurses are expected to:

    • Begin employment Spring or Fall 2022 cohorts
    • Have an active, non-restricted RN license by the following start dates:

      • January 31, 2022 - Spring
      • August 1, 2022 - Fall

      • Attend classes and activities as assigned
      • Complete assignments within the required timeframe
      • Be available to work as scheduled on assigned units. Shifts may be 12 hours, 8 hours or a combination of both
      • Hospital Orientation and NSO (Nursing Service Orientation) are scheduled during regular daytime business hours. Initial Nursing Unit Orientation occurs during the scheduled work shifts of the unit preceptors. Upon completion of orientation, work shifts are scheduled according to unit needs in fulfilling the mission of caring for America's veterans. Successful candidates must have the flexibility to work a variety of shifts as assigned, to include evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays
      • Must be able to start this full-time position on or before the specified start dates as described on USA Jobs

        Work Schedule:

        • Must be available to work all shifts, including weekends and holidays
        • Be available to work as scheduled on assigned units (Shifts may be 12 hours, 8 hours, or a combination of both)
        • Work week will vary, but includes weekdays, weekends and holidays
        • Shifts vary, but will include nights/days/evenings

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          Financial Disclosure Report:

Keywords: West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, Gainesville , RN-2022, Transition to Practice for New Graduate Nurses - Gainesville, Florida - Transport, Healthcare , Gainesville, Florida

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