The RN Transition to Practice (RNTTP) Residency Program was developed to increase the retention of newly li- censed RN nurses, to assist with transition of the newly graduate nurse from academia to practice and to improve the quality of patient care by providing additional training and support to the new nursing graduate. Nurse residen- cy programs are now considered a benchmark of nursing practice. The RNTTP employee program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Research has shown that new RN graduates who complete a RN residency program benefit by: increased compe- tence and organizational skills, use of evidence-based practice, improved communications, decreased turnover, leadership and positive “socialization” with other professionals.


Enrollment upon hire to the assigned unit:

  • Funded by the VA Boston Healthcare System (VA BHS)

  • Salary per Nurse Professional Standards Board (NPSB) Appointment

  • Weekend/off-shift/holiday differential earned. Over-time allowed as per VA BHS policy.

  • Nurse Manager of the hiring unit is immediate supervisor.

  • Clinical preceptor for the first 3 months (co-assignment).

  • Schedule managed by Unit Nurse Manager with coordination of program’s key elements with RN Residency Program Director to ensure compliance with all program requirements.

  • Specific Off-unit experiential observations scheduled throughout the 12-month program.

  • Accrue annual and sick leave, and benefits.

  • Incremental increase in FTE over 12 months.

  • Evaluations by clinical preceptor (1 & 3 months) and Nurse Manager (6 & 12 months).

  • EBP project identified and developed during a structured 12-month curriculum. Quality improvement project identified & developed during a structured 12-month curriculum (ADN only).

  • Accredited by CCNE and meets Office of Nursing Service (ONS) directive requirements.

  • If interested in applying for available Staff Nurse Position, please send inquiries to email or address below:



Nurse Recruiter, VA BHS
940 Belmont Street (118) Brockton, MA 02301
Fax: 774-826-1115

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