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.

Learn about the Island Health 2023 New Grad RN/RPN Hiring Process and Frequently Asked Questions.

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 through: 

  • mentorship
  • orientation resources
  • professional development sessions
  • clinical leadership support

Employment opportunities may include: 

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

New Grad Responsibilities

New grads participating in the program are required to: 

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