New Graduate Transition

The New Graduate Transition Program (NGTP) is for new graduates from a post-secondary program in nursing (Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse).

Learn about the New Grad Transition Stages.

About the Program

Island Health has been offering the New Graduate Transition Program since 2005.

This program:

  • provides new graduates with opportunities to enhance their clinical preparation and to consolidate theory with clinical skills
  • is open to new graduates from any post-secondary health-care program

The NGTP offers the following transition support to create a positive working environment: 

  • mentorship
  • new graduate webinar 
  • learning Hub resources
  • clinical leadership support

Employment opportunities include: 

  • casual employment 
  • temporary employment (full-time / part-time)
  • permanent employment (full-time / part-time)

New Grad Responsibilities

New grads participating in the program are required to: 

  • develop and follow a Learning Plan
  • access learning resources and complete New Graduate Transition Module found through the Learning Hub, Learning Management System. 
  • link in with an identified mentor
  • apply for relevant jobs that become available
  • consolidate practice
Contact Professional Practice

sandra.judge@viha.ca