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Knight Nursing Center
55 Fruit Street
Austen House, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-726-3111
Fax: 617-724-3754

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm


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Transition to Practice Program


The Transition to Practice Program (TPP) at Massachusetts General Hospital provides a newly licensed nurse (NLN) with a solid foundation that is needed to become an independent and functioning clinician who will deliver safe patient care. The TPP is a 12-month comprehensive program that incorporates a centralized onboarding process, development of specific knowledge related to the patient population of that unit/service line, skill acquisition, preceptor support and support from the nursing leadership team. Upon completion of the centralized onboarding process the NLN will as part of the precepted experience, attend weekly didactic classes, simulation, and skill sessions.

What the program provides:

The TPP offers various clinical tracks which allows the NLN to develop practice-based competencies in areas that match their interest. Currently we offer tracks in Critical Care and Oncology.

The NLN joins with a dedicated preceptor group for 12 to 26 weeks, depending on the specialty, and attends weekly sessions in the Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development for the first six months. Topics during this time includes, skills sessions, resiliency building, time management, developing clinical reasoning and clinical judgement as well as simulation exercises specific to NLN's clinical area. The second six months of the program includes 4, full-day sessions concentrating on the professional development of nurses. Topics include ethical decision making, palliative care, how to continue to grow in your profession and conducting an Evidence Based Project.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) from an CCNE or NLN accredited program
  • Possess a current unencumbered MA RN License
  • Ability to work a full-time position (including rotation to off shifts, weekends, and holiday)

PLEASE NOTE: To apply for one of these positions you may only do so by visiting the MGH Career Opportunities page at and completing an online application.

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