Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Forty-four Strong for Winter 2016

We have a great group of students ready to begin RCNP preceptorships this winter.  Students from San Jose State, Sonoma State, Chico State, and Butte Community College are counted among the participants.  In addition we have 12 registered nurses, some new graduates, who will be joining us as well.  We look forward to getting better acquainted with each of these brave souls.  

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Summer 2015 Participants are Saying:

"Wonderful program! If I could do it every summer, I totally would.  The coordinator was awesome and very supportive..."
                     Erin M., New graduate RN (San Francisco State University)
                     Emergency Dept., Feather River Hospital, Paradise, CA
"This program was amazing.  I would highly recommend it to any nursing student.  It allowed me to gain skill and knowledge outside of school and better prepared me for my job!"
                     Gaby P.  CSU, Chico senior
                     Med/Surg Unit, Tahoe Forest Hospital,Truckee, CA 

"I learned so much and feel so much more ready for my senior preceptorship.  I grew as a nurse and in my personal life as well."
                      Breanna M., San Jose State University senior
                      Maternity, Ukiah Valley Medical Center, Ukiah, CA 

"Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly.  My nursing practice has improved exponentially due to the guidance I received...I am a different person leaving this program and cannot speak more highly of it."
                     Carly L. , CSU, Chico senior
                     Emergency Dept., Sutter Amador Hospital, Jackson, CA 

"Mercy Mt. Shasta is a really great place to work!  So much humanity and professionalism.  My preceptors were nothing but positive and supportive..."
                     Carrie D., RN Refresher student
                     Med/Surg Unit, Mercy Mt. Shasta Medical Center, Mt. Shasta, CA 

"I'm so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and participated in this great learning experience."
                    Joyce L., San Jose State University senior
                    Emergency Depart., Ukiah Valley Medical Center, Ukiah, CA




Monday, August 3, 2015

Not Accepting "Winter Session 2015/2016 Applications" for Fall 2015 Graduates

California's Board of Registered Nursing is experiencing unusually long delays in issuing Interim Permits to new graduate nurses. Until these delays are resolved we will not be able to accept applications for new graduate nurses for RCNP winter sessions. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Summer Participants 2015

There will be 55 students participating this summer.  They are as varied a group as I have ever had.  Half of the group are senior students from CSU, Chico.  The remainder come from a variety of nursing schools and backgrounds.  Among them are 5 nursing refresher students who are hoping to sharpen their acute care skills after having been out of the field for a significant amount of time.  Another student will be coming to us after graduating from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill's School of Nursing.  I am looking forward to working with all of them!  

Friday, March 6, 2015

Winter Participants Speak

"RCNP is one of the best decisions I have ever made.  I gained experience and confidence in a way I never would have been able to through my school's clinicals.  The program was able to give me very individualized teaching to improve my skills that I never would have received otherwise.  I started the program nervous about my abilities and left much more confident and feel so much more like a nurse!"
                                                 - Hannah Butler, San Jose State University Nursing Student

"This program is a blessing.  A positive coordinator paired with preceptors like Sally is a student's dream preceptorship!  Thank you very much for the experience."
                                                  -Stephanie Cary, RN, new graduate

"Amy and everyone at my site were so amazing! I have never had a better clinical experience."
                                                  -Rachel Thornton, CSU, Chico Nursing Student

"Program was well organized and a wonderful learning experience."
                                                 - Fiona McGovern, San Francisco State Nursing Student

"Best learning experience of my life!! Competent staff, very patient with disruption of a student.  Always available to help and explain.  Always allowed me to learn and observe.  Trish is a superb mentor, clinician and teacher.  She helped me understand the bigger picture.
                                                     -Anna Kane, RN, RN Refresher Student