Transition into Practice (TIP) Nurse Residency (New Graduate RN) & Fellowship Program

Providence California Hospitals’ TIP program has been thoughtfully created to support your career growth and advancement.

New Graduate RNs: The TIP program (Resident) is an exceptional professional development program designed to support your progression as a new graduate RN (Resident) from education to practice as you transition into your first professional nursing role.

Experienced RNs: The TIP program (Fellow) is designed for your career advancement, through support for your transition into a new clinical practice specialty.


  • Nurse Resident: Newly graduated RN; graduated within the last 18 months and who has less than 12 months of experience.
  • Nurse Fellow: Experienced RN with more than 12 months of experience in the same practice setting.

Providence nursing is committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which each resident and fellow is able to realize their maximum potential and contribute to the success of the nursing profession in caring for our patient, families, communities and each other.

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TIP programs include:

  • Core Common Curriculum for the Nurse Resident
  • Specialty Specific Curriculum blending both on-line and classroom based learning
  • A Preceptor supported clinical practicum
  • Clinical Simulation scenarios for skill acquisition
  • Ongoing evaluation and feedback
  • Program length varies based on the needs of each person within each specialty, and ranges from several weeks to several months duration.

Length of program vary based on the complexity of the specialty. Programs can range from 8 weeks to 7 months in duration.

Note: Newly graduated nurses (RNs) enter into practice only through the TIP Residency Program which is offered in the winter, spring and late summer.

Transition into Practice: Program Objectives

The Transition into Practice (TIP) Nurse Residency and Fellow programs emphasize interprofessional, collaborative, patient-centered care. TIP nurses will gain:

  • Clinical coaching in a Preceptor led environment; building practice-based clinical skills and professional practice development in a defined practice setting caring for a unique patient population
  • Effective patient and family care focused communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge in evidence-based nursing practice
  • Hands on experience with Quality and Safety Education Nursing Based (QSEN) curriculum
  • Providence nurses play an integral role in a variety of practice settings as part of Providence’s patient-centered practice model. Interprofessional team based professional practice partnerships are foundational in our approach to caring for those we serve.

Program Features

TIP nurses are required to complete the full program as designed to include course work, preceptor based clinical emersion, and clinical simulation sessions. Rotation length may vary depending on the practice area specialty. TIP candidates must continue to work in the new practice specialty for 24 months following the completion of their TIP program before they can apply for transfer to a new practice specialty.

Residents and Fellows are expected to:

Travel within the Southern California region:

  • During the TIP program, Residents and Fellows are required to travel within the Providence Southern California region to obtain the full educational program.

Work a varying schedule:

  • Residents and Fellows are required to work the schedule of their Preceptor(s) in order to best gain clinical and workflow skills.
  • During the program, schedules will vary based on the progression within the program and specialty, primarily working 36-40 hrs. each week for the duration of the precepted clinical time.  

Practice specialties may include:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Cath Lab
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Float Pool
  • GI/Endoscopy
  • Hospice
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Medical Surgical / Telemetry
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Oncology
  • Operating Room
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Pediatrics
  • Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
  • Post-Partum
  • Step-down
  • Sub-Acute Care
  • Transitional Care

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