Registered Nurse Training Programs

Overview

Here we offer information pertaining to UCSF Health's yearly nurse training programs, including program requirements and dates.

About our training

As a premier academic medical center, UCSF Health is dedicated to supporting new nurses who are entering practice as well as experienced nurses who are changing specialty areas.

Throughout the year we offer programs specially designed for these transitions. New programs are posted on our career website.

A variety of teaching methods are used to enhance the learning experience. These include didactic instruction, group discussions, skills laboratories, simulation, precepted clinical experiences, competency-based orientation, and online learning. 

The Center for Nursing Excellence and Innovation, in conjunction with participating units and Human Resources, provides several training programs to facilitate nursing professional development.

Program types

The New Nurse Residency Training Program (NNRTP) is designed for newly and soon to be graduated RNs with an ASN, BSN or MSN degree.

Candidates selected for the NNRTP will be classified as a Clinical Nurse 1 and must have less than six months of RN employment experience at the time of the program start date. You will be expected to commit to at least two years of full-time employment on the hiring unit after the completion of training. All applicants must have a nursing degree conferred (either an associate's, bachelor's, or master's) no more than 18 months prior to the start of the program. Applicants must also have an active CA RN license four weeks prior to the start of the program.

All participants in the NNRTP are expected to be present and be actively engaged in all program events which include 40 hours/week for the first eight weeks. The following six weeks will include a time commitment of 36-40 hours/week of precepted shifts, didactic learning, and skill validation. Due to the rapid pace of the program, make up sessions are not available and the candidate may be asked to defer their participation to the next available cohort offering.

Program Dates and Posting Periods

The Spring New Nurse Residency Training Program begins with New Employee Orientation on Monday, April 3, 2023. Jobs will be posted on our Careers website beginning Friday, January 6, 2023 through Friday, January 13, 2023.

The Fall New Nurse Residency Training Program begins with New Employee Orientation on Monday, October 16, 2023. Jobs will be posted on our Careers website beginning Friday, July 28, 2023 through Friday, August 4, 2023.

Visit the Department of Nursing Training Programs website for more information.

 

The Re-Entry Training Program (RETP) is designed for experienced registered nurses who are transitioning into a practice area and who lack the current clinical experience necessary or knowledge and skills of the new practice area.

The RETP is comprised of a rigorous schedule that features didactic instruction interspersed with clinical precepted time. The overall goal is to provide a structured series of learning experiences coupled with precepted time to support the transition of experienced registered nurses as they re-launch their clinical careers at UCSF Health. 

Please check back for future dates of the Re-Entry Training Program.

Program Dates and Posting Periods

The Spring Re-Entry Training Program begins with New Employee Orientation on Monday, April 3, 2023. Jobs will be posted on our Careers website beginning Friday, January 6, 2023 through Friday, January 13, 2023.

The Fall Re-Entry Training Program begins with New Employee Orientation on Monday, October 16, 2023. Jobs will be posted on our Careers website beginning Friday, July 28, 2023 through Friday, August 4, 2023.

Visit the Department of Nursing Training Programs website for more information.

 

The Career Development Training Program (CDTP) is designed to facilitate professional growth and new career opportunities for UCSF Health registered nurses who desire to transition to another practice area. Our overall goal is to provide a structure that will support our internal UCSF nurses and provide them with additional career mobility.

Program Date and Posting Period

The Career Development Training Program begins on Monday, July 17, 2023. Jobs will be posted on our Careers website beginning Friday, April 14, 2023 through Friday, April 21, 2023.

Visit the Department of Nursing Training Programs website for more information.

 

The External Experienced Training Program (EETP) is designed to facilitate professional growth and new career opportunities for external experienced registered nurses who desire to transition into UCSF Health to work in a new practice area. Our overall goal is to provide a structure that will support our external experienced nurses and provide them with additional career mobility. 

Program Date and Posting Period

The External Experienced Training Program begins with New Employee Orientation on Monday, July 10, 2023. Jobs will be posted on our Careers website beginning Friday, April 14, 2023 through Friday, April 21, 2023.

Visit the Department of Nursing Training Programs website for more information.