Acute Care Transition Program (ACT)

Acute Care Transition Program: Non Acute to Acute Care 

The Acute Care Transition (ACT) Program is designed for registered nurses with at least 1 year experience who have minimal or little acute care experience, and desire to transition into an acute care setting.

As an institution, we are driven by a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and we were seeking an opportunity to discover the talented nurses who sought a pathway to transition into acute nursing care. The ACT program was developed to provide support, guidance, and recognition in a community that encourages success. The program combines didactic learning, on-unit orientation and preceptorship, simulations, and case studies that helps experienced nurses transition into an acute care specialty area. Just as we value each of our patients as individuals, we value each member of our staff as individuals with different origins and experience. 

The program is a 6 month structured program that features:
  • Clinical precepted time to support personal learning needs
  • ACT Program Seminars
  • Simulations- allowing for safe clinical practice and learning
  • Check-ins with NPDS team members
  • This is a fully benefited position and you continue your career on the unit you were hired at the completion of the program.

This program will provide a strong foundation for a clinical career at Stanford Health Care.
B2 Medicine
AAU M5 Transplant M5 is a 22 bed inpatient acuity adaptable unit (AAU). We provide care for both Intermediate and Acute level of care. Our specialties include Hepatology, Nephrology, Kidney and Liver Transplant services.

Nurse to patient ratio is 3:1 or 4:1.
G1 Gynecology Oncology
H1 ENT/Plastics H1 is a dynamic unit that provides compassionate and highly specialized care to post-operative patients. Our patient population includes laryngectomies, tracheostomies, craniofacial reconstruction, breast oncology and trauma reconstructive surgery.

Nurse to patient ratio is 3:1 or 4:1.
Alternative Care Areas
J6 Cardiothoracic/Transplant J6 is a 22 bed unit. This unit specializes in the post-surgical care of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart and Lung Transplant patient.

​​​​​​​Nurse to patient ratio is 3:1 or 4:1.
Alternative Care Areas
AAU Float Pool As a member of our float pool team you will float between our 36 AAUs.
​​​​​​​Nurse to patient ratio is 3:1 or 4:1.

Watch our Acute Care Transition Webinar 

Recorded March 2023

Program Timeline

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September 2024
 Applications Open for the Acute Care Transition Program. 
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September 2024 Interviews conducted with our AAU hiring managers.
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October 2024 Offers made to candidates accepted into the ACT program. 
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November 2024 Acute Care Transition Program Cohort  Begins