BIDMC Transition to Practice Program: ADN to BSN

Advance Your Nursing Career at BIDMC

Earn your BSN while transitioning to practice as a new RN at a premier teaching hospital


BIDMC Nursing Resident with PatientBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is taking proactive steps to diversify its nursing workforce. Toward that goal, as a part of the Transition to Practice Program at BIDMC, we are offering an innovative, 2-year program for Associate Degree-licensed nurses who are interested in working at an Academic Medical Center while obtaining their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). This program will allow you to put your nursing education to work, earn a competitive salary and benefits, and progress towards your BSN in a supportive, cohort setting. For the first year, Nurse Residents will be a part of BIDMC’s evidence-based Transition to Practice Nurse Residency Program which utilizes the Vizient/AACN curriculum. This yearlong program focuses on developing leadership, clinical judgment, and decision-making skills as a clinical nurse. Nurse Residents will continue on to a fellowship program during their second year which will provide ongoing professional development support.

BIDMC’s Department of Workforce Development and Department of Nursing have partnered with Emmanuel College to develop a program which will support the Nurse Resident through managing career and educational commitments. BIDMC requires a Baccalaureate degree in nursing to enter into a Clinical Nurse I (CNI) new graduate role. This BIDMC Transition to Practice Program creates a pathway to the acute care nursing role for new Associate’s Degree graduate nurses, by providing them with the opportunity to work as nurses, and covering the costs of their studies in an RN to BSN Program at Emmanuel College. At the end of the two year program, nurses will qualify for the Clinical Nurse II (CN II) role.