Transition to Practice (TTP) Program

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Earn While You Learn

The OHSU Transition to Practice (TTP) Program supports nurses in growing their expertise and advancing their careers at Oregon’s premier hospital and academic medical center, located in Portland, Oregon.  

Whether you are a new nurse, learning a new specialty or new to OHSU, the TTP program provides critical learning and experiences to build on your strengths and help you advance. With the flexible program options, the TTP program is a unique opportunity to grow your skills, while enjoying work life balance. 

Grow with TTP

The TTP Program at OHSU supports nurses in role transitions - new to the profession, new to the specialty, or new to the organization. We value and promote a commitment to lifelong learning and will provide the tools, resources, and support to grow as a nursing professional. We seek out nurses who demonstrate strengths in self-management, self-directivity, self-reflection, and feedback. We strive for excellence by developing a diverse workforce that provides optimal, safe care to patients and the community through a standardized structure and process that supports nurse’s growth and development. 

  • TTP is for new and experienced nurses. 

  • We have three learning paths to meet the needs of new grads as well as experienced nurses.   

    1. Nurse Residency Program provides new graduates entering the nursing profession and/or less than one year of experience connection with resources, support and guidance while focusing on patient safety. 

    2. Nurse Specialty Fellowship Program trains experienced nurses either new to OHSU or internal transfers who are new to a specialty-population so they have the expertise to transition to a new care area, such as critical care, operating room, or acute care. 

    3. Nurse Fellowship Program trains experienced nurses either new to OHSU or internal transfers, transitioning to a specialty-population that is related to their experience, such as procedural care, perianesthesia, and float pool.

What We Offer You

Competitive and equitable pay are important and is a component of the overall package when considering a new job opportunity. OHSU is proud to offer great benefits options as another component. Consider these highlights:  

  • A choice of affordable health and dental plans for you and your family.  

  • Retirement plans – Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan and University Pension Plan, voluntary savings plans (403b and 457b).  

  • Generous paid time off.   

  • Employee tuition benefit for Oregon University System schools.  

  • OHSU Spark Wellness program- supporting physical health, emotional resilience, financial security and work-life wellness.  

  • Trimet and C-Tran passes subsidized 95% by OHSU.  

  • Career and Workplace Enhancement Center-professional development, training, classes, access to LinkedIn Learning.  

  • Access to employee discounts and offers (child care, home services, restaurants, stores, sporting and cultural events, travel, apartment rentals).