Transition into Practice Program
The Pathway to Employment
West Coast University is committed to preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals and leaders. As part of this preparation, WCU has launched the Transition into Practice Program (TIPP) to help students transition from student to nurse.
TIPP is a collaboration between WCU and their clinical partners to provide senior nursing students in their last term of study additional education, mentoring, coaching, and clinical experiences to improve competency, professional skills and enhance employability in the healthcare industry.
In addition to regular coursework, clinical practice and technical skill development, program participants will work directly with a pre-approved preceptor RN in a pre-approved clinical setting, following their schedule, caseload and responsibilities. Students have the opportunity to possibly work in their unit of interest. If there is a match, the clinical partners may elect to interview candidates for possible employment opportunities.
TIPP Course Integration
This practicum course follows each core measure with a comprehensive assessment to ensure student preparation for success in taking the NCLEX examination and function as a Registered Nurse. To pass this course, students must demonstrate the essentials of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice.
This program is currently offered only at both Orange County and Ontario campuses.
Watch the video below to hear Nicole Archambault, a program participant, discuss her TIPP experience.