Nursing Transition into Practice Certificate Program

Program Coordinator


Rachel Napoli, DNP, CNS, PHN, RNC-OB
Asst. Professor
Nichols Hall 254
napoli@sonoma.edu
(707)664-2649

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Sonoma State University Joining with our Local Healthcare Partners 

Summer 2018

This program is designed to facilitate the introduction of new graduates into clinical practice. The intent is to provide a supportive clinical environment working one on one with a preceptor to move the student nurse into practice as a new graduate. We recognize that the health care system where nurses' work has become increasingly complex and a new nurse would benefit from an extended preceptorship post-graduation.

General Information:

  • Nursing Transition into Practice is scheduled to run from June 11-August 17
  • 280 clinical hours with preceptor, 28 CEUs for the 280 hours completed
  • Augmented online interaction via Moodle
  • Final decisions of acceptance will be made by May 18. Applicants will be notified by the facility (not SSU)

Upon being accepted to a facility you must complete the following:

  • WITHIN 72 HOURS of acceptance from facility. Enroll through Sonoma State Extended Education, pay the $900 Non-Refundable registration fee.
  • WITHIN 72 HOURS of acceptance from facility. Complete and pay the Castlebranch fees for background check, drug screen and all documents required for the program (non-refundable fees). This will include providing proof of IP or RN License
  • IF REGISTRATION FEE AND CASTLEBRANCH FEES ARE NOT PAID WITHIN 72 HOURS OF ACCEPTANCE THEN YOU WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE PROGRAM AND THE HOSPITAL WILL CHOOSE AN ALTERNATE CANDIDATE.
  • REGISTRATION AND CASTLEBRANCH FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • JUNE 6: ATTEND MANDATORY (this means you must attend if you are accepted into the program or be dropped) SSU Campus Orientation from 9:00 - 11:00 am, Schultz 3001.
  • Between June 11-18: Attend Orientation at your assigned facility. Dates will vary depending on your facility.
  • Attend other clinical and didactic days which will vary according to agency