Training Programs

As a premier academic medical center, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco are dedicated to supporting new nurses who are entering practice as well as experienced nurses who are changing specialty areas.

Throughout the year we offer programs especially designed for these transitions and new programs are posted on our career website at

A variety of teaching methods are used to enhance the learning experience including didactic instruction, group discussions, skills laboratories, simulation, precepted clinical experiences, competency-based orientation, and online learning.  

Participating areas vary from program to program and include:

  • Adult Acute and Transitional Care
  • Adult Critical Care
  • Pediatric Acute and Transitional Care
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Procedural Areas (e.g., PACU, Radiology, ED)
  • Operating Room
  • Ambulatory