New Graduate Nurses

New Graduate Nurses

Start your new nursing career at Fraser Health

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

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“The New Graduate Program bridges the gap between being a student and a nurse.”

Mark, Emergency Nurse, Peace Arch Hospital

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 provides you with opportunity to:

  • Develop a competency-based learning plan
  • Have mentorship from an experienced RN/RPN
  • Complete and integrate skills and assessments that you were not
    able to do in the “student role” in your new RN/RPN role


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:

New graduates have 7.5 educational time and are encouraged to attend various workshops including:

  • A two-hour virtual workshop on New Graduate Transition and how
    to navigate it
  • 5 separate hours to use for townhalls presented throughout the
    year on various topics relevant to new graduates
  • 0.5 hours of self-directed learning
Nurse being trained

Ready to start your new nursing career?

Specialty Nursing Education Sponsorship

Fraser Health Sponsorship Provides 100% tuition and wages.

Fraser Health offers Specialty Nursing Education Sponsorship to selected applicants as part of our ongoing shared responsibility for professional development and safe, competent ethical care.

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