California Registered Nurse Specialty Apprenticeship Program

A Call to Action – Supporting New Graduate Nurses Transitioning to Practice

The California Registered Nurse Specialty Apprenticeship Program is a unique 12-month Transition to Practice Program offered through HealthImpact – California’s Action Coalition and Nursing Workforce Center.

The Future of Nursing 2020-2030 recommends an established standard of transition to practice programs, as a critical priority for new graduate nurses entering the emerging workforce.

The CALIFORNIA REGISTERED NURSE SPECIALTY APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM is available in the LOS ANGELES REGION to prepare new graduate nurses (with less than 6 months of practice experience) and experienced RNs transferring to a new position in the AMBULATORY CARE PRACTICE SPECIALTY.

How Our Program Exceeds the Standard

• A structured transition to professional practice, rooted in building skills necessary to succeed in ambulatory care.

• Expert faculty help foster, mentor and guide professional  practice through evidence-based practice and theory.

• Unique access to a regional community of peer support and ambulatory care leaders throughout the state of California.

HealthImpact will be collaborating with HASC, a hospital trade association, to coordinate efforts and recruit employers to participate in the regional program to meet their workforce needs.

Program Highlights

Approved by The California Department of Apprenticeship Standards

Instruction incorporates online synchronous zoom workshops with real-world clinical application and hands on training

Provides 260 Hours of “related supplemental instruction” that supports the new graduate nurse in their new full-time ambulatory role

Program faculty ratio of 10:1 allows for dedicated 1:1 coaching, mentoring and professional development


Enrollment Information

If you would like more information, please contact: Edward Burns, MSN, RN, Director of Workforce Strategy. EMAIL:

If you are interested in participating, or have any additional questions, please email us at


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California Partners

The HealthImpact Ambulatory Care RN Specialty Apprenticeship Program is funded through a Workforce Accelerator Fund Grant in collaboration with: