Transition to Practice (TTP) Program

OHSU Nursing - MAGNET Recognised

Current Job Postings

Intensive Care Unit (Adult)

  • None

Emergency Department (Adult)

  • None

PeriAnesthesia (Adult)

  • None

Acute Care, Intermediate Care, & Emergency Dept Observation:

  • None

DCH (Pediatric) Operating Room:

  • None

South (Adult) Operating Room:

  • None

The Transition to Practice (TTP) Program is a concept-based curriculum that integrates professional practice and specialty population content to individualize each nurse’s orientation and optimize the use of teaching and learning best practice. Throughout the program, nurses are challenged to know, own, and practice their responsibilities for self-directivity, self-management, reflection, and peer feedback. By partnering with stakeholders, using the best evidence, evaluating practice and patient outcomes, transitioning nurses are successful in integrating previous experience with new knowledge and standards. The success of the program is measured on its ability to support growth and development, and decrease variation in practice.
 

Nurse Residency Program*

  • New graduate nurses entering the nursing profession.

Nurse Specialty Fellowship Program*

  • Experienced nurses transitioning to a new specialty-population. For example, an Acute Care Nurse transitioning to the Intensive Care Unit.

Nurse Fellowship Program

  • Experienced nurse’s transition to a new specialty-population that is related to their experience. For example, an Intensive Care Unit nurse transitioning to PeriAnesthesia).

    * The Residency and Specialty Fellowship Tracks are cohorted together.

Minimum Requirements for All Nurses

  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing for external hires; Baccalaureate degree preferred to internal candidates.
  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing awarded from a program accredited by Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) by 30 days before the start date.
  • Current unencumbered Oregon RN license by 1 week before the start date.
  • Current BLS certification awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA by the start date.

Nurse Residency Program

Department Specific Requirements

  • Completion of a practicum, immersion or capstone within the last 12-months.
  • BLS must not expire during the TTP Program.
  • 7C-11K CVIMC & ED Observation ONLY: Current ACLS certification awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA by the start date.
    • ACLS must not expire during the TTP Residency Program.
  • A minimum score of 11/18 on OHSU Nurse Interview Evaluation Tool.
  • Successful completion of the TTP program necessitates attendance during all learning activities.  
    • Vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests up to 8-weeks from the start date are not permitted. All other vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests are subject to compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between ONA and OHSU.
       

Application & Hiring Process

Complete and submit the following with your application:

  • Review RN Role Description and Department Specific Addendum
  • Resume (include details about senior clinical rotation, anticipated graduation date, and Oregon RN licensure)
  • BLS certification card
  • 7C-11K CVIMC & ED Observation ONLY: Current ACLS certification awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA by the start date.
    • ACLS must not expire during the TTP Residency Program.
  • ACLS certification card (existing OHSU workforce members are not required to have ACLS before the start date per policy HC-HR-111-POL-RR)
  • Complete the assessment questions:
    • Option 1 Units (select the top 3 choices or no preference)
      1. 4A Transplant/Urology/Plastics
      2. 14A General Surgery
      3. 5A/5C/14C Medicine
      4. 5B/6B Emergency Department Observation
      5. 7C-11K Cardiovascular Intermediate Care Unit
      6. 9K Orthopedics
      7. 10A Emergency General Surgery & 13A Trauma
      8. 10D Epilepsy Monitoring & Clinical Research
      9. 13K Medical/Surgical Oncology
      10. 14K Bone Marrow Transplant
    • Option 2 Unit
      1. 10K Neurosciences Intermediate Care Unit ONLY
    • Graduation Date:
    • Anticipated Oregon RN License Date:
    • Location of practicum, immersion or capstone (include description of patient population):
    • List your applications in other care areas:
    • Screening responses are limited to 500 characters for each question.
       
  • Winter Cohort 2020 Dates
    • Application Open: October 1, 2019-October 9, 2019
    • Interview Block: October 10-November 8, 2019
    • Start Date: January 27, 2020
       
  • Spring Cohort 2020 Dates
    • Start Date: April 20, 2020
       
  • Summer Cohort 2020 Dates
    • Start Date: July 27, 2020
       
  • Fall Cohort 2020 Dates
    • Start Date: October 12, 2020
       

Department Specific Requirements

  • Completion of 180 hours of direct-patient care in an adult emergency department practicum, immersion or capstone within the last 12-months.
  • BLS must not expire during the TTP Program.
  • Current ACLS certification awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA by the start date.
    • ACLS must not expire during the TTP Residency Program.
  • A minimum score of 11/18 on OHSU Nurse Interview Evaluation Tool.
  • Successful completion of the TTP program necessitates attendance during all learning activities.  
    • Vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests up to 18-weeks from the start date are not permitted. All other vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests are subject to compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between ONA and OHSU.
  • TNCC or ATLS certification required by 6 months from hire.
     

Application & Hiring Process

Complete and submit the following with your application:

  • Review RN Role Description and Department Specific Addendum
  • Resume (include details about senior clinical rotation, anticipated graduation date, and Oregon RN licensure)
  • BLS certification card
  • ACLS certification card (existing OHSU workforce members are not required to have ACLS before the start date per policy HC-HR-111-POL-RR)
  • Complete the assessment questions:
    • Verify senior clinical rotation direct-patient care hours meet requirement.
    • Graduation Date:
    • Anticipated Oregon RN License Date:
    • List your applications in other care areas:
    • Screening responses are limited to 500 characters for each question.
       
  • Winter Cohort 2020 Dates
    • Application Open: October 1, 2019-October 15, 2019
    • Interview Block: October 10-November 8, 2019
    • Start Date: February 10, 2020
       
  • Summer Cohort 2020 Dates
    • Start Date: August 10, 2020

Department Specific Requirements

  • Completion of 180 hours of direct-patient care in an adult intensive care unit practicum, immersion or capstone within the last 12-months.
  • BLS must not expire during the TTP Program.
  • Current ACLS certification awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA by the start date.
    • ACLS must not expire during the TTP Residency Program.
  • A minimum score of 11/18 on OHSU Nurse Interview Evaluation Tool.
  • Successful completion of the TTP program necessitates attendance during all learning activities.  
    • Vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests up to 18-weeks from the start date are not permitted. All other vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests are subject to compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between ONA and OHSU.
       

Application & Hiring Process

Complete and submit the following with your application:

  • Review RN Role Description and Department Specific Addendum
  • Resume (include details about senior clinical rotation, anticipated graduation date, and Oregon RN licensure)
  • BLS certification card
  • ACLS certification card (existing OHSU workforce members are not required to have ACLS before the start date per policy HC-HR-111-POL-RR)
  • Complete the assessment questions:
    • Verify senior clinical rotation direct-patient care hours meet requirement.
    • Graduation Date:
    • Anticipated Oregon RN License Date:
    • List your applications in other care areas:
    • Units (Select the Top 2 Choices or No Preference)
      1.  7A Medical Intensive Care Unit
      2.  7C Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit
      3.  8C Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit
      4.  12K Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
    • Screening responses are limited to 500 characters for each question.
       
  • Winter Cohort 2020 Dates
    • Application Open: October 1, 2019-October 15, 2019
    • Interview Block: October 10-November 8, 2019
    • Start Date: February 10, 2020
       
  • Summer Cohort 2020 Dates
    • Start Date: August 10, 2020

Department Specific Requirements

  • Completion of 180 hours of direct-patient care in an adult perianesthesia unit practicum, immersion or capstone within the last 12-months.
  • BLS must not expire during the TTP Program.
  • Current ACLS certification awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA by the start date.
    • ACLS must not expire during the TTP Residency Program.
  • A minimum score of 11/18 on OHSU Nurse Interview Evaluation Tool.
  • Successful completion of the TTP program necessitates attendance during all learning activities.  
    • Vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests up to 18-weeks from the start date are not permitted. All other vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests are subject to compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between ONA and OHSU.
       

Application & Hiring Process

Complete and submit the following with your application:

  • Review RN Role Description and Department Specific Addendum
  • Resume (include details about senior clinical rotation, anticipated graduation date, and Oregon RN licensure)
  • BLS certification card
  • ACLS certification card (existing OHSU workforce members are not required to have ACLS before the start date per policy HC-HR-111-POL-RR)
  • Complete the assessment questions:
    • Verify senior clinical rotation direct-patient care hours meet requirement.
    • Graduation Date:
    • Anticipated Oregon RN License Date:
    • List your applications in other care areas:
    • Screening responses are limited to 500 characters for each question.
       
  • Winter Cohort 2020 Dates
    • Application Open: October 1, 2019-October 15, 2019
    • Interview Block: October 10-November 8, 2019
    • Start Date: February 10, 2020
       
  • Summer Cohort 2020 Dates
    • Start Date: August 10, 2020

Department Specific Requirements

  • Completion of a practicum, immersion, capstone, or observation in an adult or pediatric operating room within 12-months of the start date.
  • BLS must not expire during the TTP Program.
  • A minimum score of 11/18 on OHSU Nurse Interview Evaluation Tool.
  • Successful completion of the TTP program necessitates attendance during all learning activities. 
  • Vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests up to 18-weeks from the start date are not permitted. All other vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests are subject to compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between ONA and OHSU.

Application & Hiring Process

Complete and submit the following with your application:

  • Review RN Role Description and Department Specific Addendum
  • Resume (include details about senior clinical rotation, anticipated graduation date, and Oregon RN licensure)
  • BLS certification card
  • ACLS certification card (existing OHSU workforce members are not required to have ACLS before the start date per policy HC-HR-111-POL-RR)
  • Complete the assessment questions (complete in word document and attach to your resume):
    • Verify senior clinical rotation direct-patient care hours meet requirement.
    • Graduation Date:
    • Anticipated Oregon RN License Date:
    • List your applications in other care areas:
    • Unit preferences:
    • DCH OR
    • South OR

Spring Cohort Dates

  • Application open 12/4/19-1/1/20
  • Interview Block:
  • Start Date: March 9th, 2020

Summer 2020 Dates

  • Start Date: August 24, 2020

Department Specific Requirements

  • Completion of a practicum, immersion, capstone, or observation in an adult or pediatric operating room within 12-months of the start date.
  • BLS must not expire during the TTP Program.
  • A minimum score of 11/18 on the OHSU Nurse Interview Evaluation Tool.
  • Successful completion of the TTP program necessitates attendance during all learning activities. 
    • Vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests up to 18-weeks from the start date are not permitted. All other vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests are subject to compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between ONA and OHSU.

Application & Hiring Process

Complete and submit the following with your application:

  • Review RN Role Description and Department Specific Addendum
  • Resume (include details about senior clinical rotation, anticipated graduation date, and Oregon RN licensure)
  • BLS certification card
  • ACLS certification card (existing OHSU workforce members are not required to have ACLS before the start date per policy HC-HR-111-POL-RR)
  • Complete the assessment questions (complete in word document and attach to your resume):
    • Verify senior clinical rotation direct-patient care hours meet requirement.
    • Graduation Date:
    • Anticipated Oregon RN License Date:
    • List your applications in other care areas:
    • Unit preferences:
    • DCH OR
    • South OR

Spring Cohort Dates

  • Application open 12/4/19
  • Start Date: March 9th, 2020

Summer 2020 Dates

  • Start Date: August 24, 2020

Specialty Fellowship Program

Department Specific Requirements

  • 2-years of current nursing experience in adult acute care, adult intermediate care, adult perianesthesia care unit, emergency department observation, and emergency department.
  • BLS must not expire during the TTP Program.
  • Current ACLS certification awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA by the start date.
    • ACLS must not expire during the TTP Residency Program.
  • A minimum score of 11/18 on OHSU Nurse Interview Evaluation Tool.
  • Successful completion of the TTP program necessitates attendance during all learning activities.  
    • Vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests up to 18-weeks from the start date are not permitted. All other vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests are subject to compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between ONA and OHSU.
  • TNCC or ATLS certification required by 6 months from hire.
     

Application & Hiring Process

Complete and submit the following with your application:

  • Review RN Role Description and Department Specific Addendum
  • Resume (include details about senior clinical rotation, anticipated graduation date, and Oregon RN licensure)
  • BLS certification card
  • ACLS certification card (existing OHSU workforce members are not required to have ACLS before the start date per policy HC-HR-111-POL-RR)
  • Complete the assessment questions:
    • Screening responses are limited to 500 characters for each question.
       
  • Winter Cohort 2020 Dates:
    • Application Open: October 1, 2019-October 15, 2019
    • Interview Block: October 10-November 8, 2019
    • Start Date: February 10, 2020
       
  • Summer Cohort 2020 Dates:
    • Start Date: August 10, 2020

Department Specific Requirements

  • 2-years of current nursing experience in adult acute care, adult intermediate care, emergency department observation, and adult emergency department.
  • BLS must not expire during the TTP Program.
  • Current ACLS certification awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA by the start date.
    • ACLS must not expire during the TTP Residency Program.
  • A minimum score of 11/18 on OHSU Nurse Interview Evaluation Tool.
  • Successful completion of the TTP program necessitates attendance during all learning activities.  
    • Vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests up to 18-weeks from the start date are not permitted. All other vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests are subject to compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between ONA and OHSU.
       

Application & Hiring Process

Complete and submit the following with your application:

  • Review RN Role Description and Department Specific Addendum
  • Resume (include details about Oregon RN licensure)
  • BLS certification card
  • ACLS certification card (existing OHSU workforce members are not required to have ACLS before the start date per policy HC-HR-111-POL-RR)
  • Complete the assessment questions:
    • Screening responses are limited to 500 characters for each question.
       
  • Winter Cohort 2020:
    • Application Open: October 1, 2019-October 15, 2019
    • Interview Block: October 10-November 8, 2019
    • Start Date: February 10, 2020
       
  • Summer Cohort 2020:
    • Start Date: August 10, 2020

Department Specific Requirements

  • 2-years of current nursing experience in adult acute care, adult intermediate care, emergency department observation, adult emergency department, and operating room.
  • BLS must not expire during the TTP Program.
  • Current ACLS certification awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA by the start date.
    • ACLS must not expire during the TTP Residency Program.
  • A minimum score of 11/18 on OHSU Nurse Interview Evaluation Tool.
  • Successful completion of the TTP program necessitates attendance during all learning activities.  
    • Vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests up to 18-weeks from the start date are not permitted. All other vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests are subject to compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between ONA and OHSU.
       

Application & Hiring Process

Complete and submit the following with your application:

  • Review RN Role Description and Department Specific Addendum
  • Resume (include details about Oregon RN licensure)
  • BLS certification card
  • ACLS certification card (existing OHSU workforce members are not required to have ACLS before the start date per policy HC-HR-111-POL-RR)
  • Complete the assessment questions:
    • Option 1 Unit
      1. 6A PeriAnesthesia PACU
         
    • Option 2 Unit
      1. CHH PeriAnesthesia Short Stay
         
    • Screening responses are limited to 500 characters for each question.
       
  • Winter Cohort 2020:
    • Application Open: October 1, 2019-October 15, 201
    • Interview Block: October 10-November 8, 2019
    • Start Date: February 10, 2020
       
  • Summer Cohort 2020:
    • Start Date: August 10, 2020

Department Specific Requirements

  • 1-years of current nursing experience in adult or pediatric acute, intermediate, emergency department observation, emergency department, intensive care, procedural, or ambulatory care areas.
  • BLS must not expire during the TTP Program.
  • A minimum score of 11/18 on the OHSU Nurse Interview Evaluation Tool.
  • Successful completion of the TTP program necessitates attendance during all learning activities. 
    • Vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests up to 18-weeks from the start date are not permitted. All other vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests are subject to compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between ONA and OHSU.

Application & Hiring Process

Complete and submit the following with your application:

  • Review RN Role Description and Department Specific Addendum
  • Resume (include details about senior clinical rotation, anticipated graduation date, and Oregon RN licensure)
  • BLS certification card
  • Complete the assessment questions (complete in word document and attach to your resume):
    • Unit preferences:
    • DCH OR
    • South OR

Spring Cohort Dates

  • Application open 12/4/19
  • Start Date: March 9th, 2020

Summer 2020 Dates

  • Start Date: August 24, 2020

Department Specific Requirements

  • 1-year of current nursing experience in adult or pediatric acute, intermediate, emergency department observation, emergency department, intensive care, procedural, or ambulatory care areas.
  • BLS must not expire during the TTP Program.
  • A minimum score of 11/18 on the OHSU Nurse Interview Evaluation Tool.
  • Successful completion of the TTP program necessitates attendance during all learning activities. 
    • Vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests up to 18-weeks from the start date are not permitted. All other vacation, paid or unpaid leave requests are subject to compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement between ONA and OHSU.

Application & Hiring Process

Complete and submit the following with your application:

  • Review RN Role Description and Department Specific Addendum
  • Resume (include details about senior clinical rotation, anticipated graduation date, and Oregon RN licensure)
  • BLS certification card
  • Complete the assessment questions (complete in word document and attach to your resume):
    • Unit preferences:
    • DCH OR
    • South OR

Spring Cohort Dates

  • Application open 12/4/19
  • Start Date: March 9th, 2020

Summer 2020 Dates

  • Start Date: August 24, 2020