Nursing Transition into Practice Certificate Program

Info Meeting:

View the recording
from the March 1, 2018 info session.

Program Coordinator


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

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
  • Who may apply? Anyone who has successfully completed an RN program within the last 18 months with evidence of either a CA Registered Nurses license or Interim Permit by June 11, 2018.
  • Marin General Hospital will only be accepting those with an IP. If you already have an issued RN license, you will not be able to apply to this hospital.
  • To apply to the program, please click on the button below:



Application Process Information:

  • We will forward your application to the agencies of your choice
  • Agencies will review your application and will contact you directly to set up an interview (under no circumstances should you directly contact any agency)
  • Applying to this program will not guarantee an interview or a residency position. Space is limited
  • 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 - 1100 am. (Room TBA)
  • 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