New Graduates

Start your new health care career at Fraser Health

At Fraser Health, you’ll feel supported as you begin your new health care career with the New Graduate Practice Transition Program.

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New graduate nurse with patient
New graduate nurse

New Graduate Practice Transition Program

The vision of the New Graduate component of the Practice Transition Program is to build knowledge, confidence, and competence as students transition into full practice. 

This strong foundation is a warm welcome that supports you in establishing your new career.

The program is offered in the following health sciences and Nurse Practitioners:

  • Dietitians
  • Masters of Counselling
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Perfusionists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Psychologists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Speech Language Pathologists

The Program provides you with opportunity to:

  • Develop a competency-based learning plan
  • Have mentorship from an experienced member of your profession
  • Complete and integrate skills and assessments that you were not
    able to do as a student.


Supernumerary mentorship means you are:

  • Supernumerary (i.e. extra/not considered as baseline staff)
  • Assigned to a designated mentor(s)
  • Assigned to a care delivery area


Competency-based educational support:

The completion of a self-assessment competency tool will help provide you direction in planning your learning activities with your mentor and Clinical Nurse Educator.


Educational Workshop:

Education includes an introduction to the mentor and mentee relationship, self-care strategies to use while transitioning from the student into the new professional role, a review of competencies and learning plans, an opportunity to explore challenging situations, and a review of resources within Fraser Health.

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Ready to start your new health care career?