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About Our ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP)

Transition to Practice Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs. 

The current sites included in this accreditation with distinction designation are:

  • Children’s National Hospital (Sheikh Zayed Campus)
  • Children’s National Hospital ED @ UMC 

The current workplace settings included in this accreditation with distinction designation are:

  • Medical-Surgical 
  • Oncology 
  • Critical Care 
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) 
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) 
  • Operating Room 
  • Psychiatric 
  • Emergency Department 
  • Specialty Practice - Radiology

Program Details

The Transition to Practice Program (TPP) is a 12-month program designed to provide the nurse resident with an opportunity to transition into the role of a professional nurse under the guidance and support of our clinical nursing staff, nurse educators and program facilitators.

The program includes didactic and simulated learning combined with hands-on training in the clinical practice based environment, facilitating the nurse resident's transition from novice to competent nurse. Additionally, the program aims to create a strong social network that fosters a sense of community, support, resiliency building and professional development.

The TPP is offered twice a year to newly-licensed graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates with less than one year of clinical experience are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.

Applications for the winter 2024 TPP will be available September 18, 2023 and applications for the summer 2024 program will be available January 8, 2024. The duration a position is posted is determined by response to the position. All positions will be posted for a minimum of two weeks.

Access the program description and read more about our nursing careers at Children's National.

More About the Transition to Practice Program

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How do I apply?

Who should I contact if I have questions?

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Recruitment Events

The Children's National nursing team regularly attends career fairs across the country to meet prospective nurses. Learn more about our recruitment events.

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