New Graduate Program

Transition into Practice (TIP)

Children’s of Alabama offers a program for newly hired/newly graduated nurses called TIP. The Transition into Practice (TIP) program provides opportunities for recently graduated nurses to transition from the academic classroom environment into professional nursing practice. The newly graduated nurse will participate in new employee orientation, nursing services orientation, unit based orientation, and have a preceptor assigned at the unit level. The TIP program is additional education; content focuses on patient outcomes, prioritization of care, safety and quality, and professional nursing. Participants in the program will experience simulation scenarios, lecture from subject matter experts, hands on learning activities, and opportunities to socialize with other newly hired, newly graduated nurses.