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Samuel Merritt T2P Program Offers Ray of Hope for Struggling Grads

Four regional collaboratives participating in transition program initiative

Monday April 5, 2010
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A specialized program by Samuel Merritt University’s School of Nursing is accepting applications for graduates who have experienced difficulty securing entry-level employment.

The Transition to Professional Nursing Practice program is designed to enhance the employability of novice RNs in the San Francisco Bay Area. It leverages the strengths of SMU and collaborating practice partners in classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences.

T2P welcomes any graduate of a school of nursing in the five Bay Area counties — Alameda, SF, Marin, San Mateo, or Santa Clara. The next session is scheduled to begin June 14.

For information, contact Brandy Logue, RN, MSN, at blogue@samuelmerritt.edu.

This transition program is one of many funded by the California Institute for Nursing & Health Care, with a $500,000 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Four regional collaboratives are participating in this initiative, including: SMU, University of San Francisco, California State University, East Bay, and South Bay Transition Program Collaborative.

SMU and California State East Bay have begun their programs. University of San Francisco and the South Bay collaborative will start their programs later in 2010.