Why does VNIP exist?

To establish evidence-based transition programs, competence validation, and experiential learning for direct care providers. 

How do we do it? 

By sharing the comprehensive Clinical Transition Framework via collaboration with, and contributions from members of the Alliance for Clinical Transition Support

What does VNIP do?

Create, analyze, validate, evolve and share both tools and framework for teaching direct care providers within a nurturing, safe, collaborative clinical environment.

Limited Access - click to request password

The restricted access web pages are where updates and new resources are posted for distribution to those who maintain VNIP Alliance membership. All VNIP partners are invited to share their updates and additions to the resource pool.

Programs that support effective transition

The CTF is comprised of evidence-based competency validation tools, structured preceptor delivery platform, standardized clinical coaching or teaching plans, and guidelines for supporting structures for CTF program delivery.

The Clinical Transition Framework (CTF) is a, evidence-based, human resource management model used in agencies of varied demographics and location across the nation. Click HERE to see the slide show - Transition to Practice- which outlines the learnings from nearly two decades of work with preceptors, students, new grads, and others engaged in clinical transition.


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Allliance for Clinical Transition Support   -  Membership Form

VNIP Alliance Membership gains each joining agency or individual access to the proprietary materials developed by VNIP and their partners. All revenue from membership fees is used to support ongoing resource development and evaluation.

What's New?!

VNIP is collaborating with Nurses International (NI) to build coursework that may lead to a credential in Clinical Leadership. Dr. Boyer is currently lead faculty on course development - with the first course in the series targeting Clinical Preceptorship. Once finished, the course will be available globally for independent study via Next Gen University.        More info: Nurses International    -    NextGen University

Recent work with the military medical system has increased resources and competency tools focused on clinic and outpatient nursing.


Clinical coaching plans provide a set of standardized teaching plans to guide the work of the precptor and preceptee as they engage in experiential learning within our high acuity healthcare settings. Recent work with a level one trauma center has updated many tools - and many more are under construction.


Collaborative work with a statewide Visiting Nurse Association added competency and coaching forms for Respite Care and further resources for clinic support staff.

What's Coming?!

A new website is being designed to improve access to preceptor and competency development resources. Register for inclusion on the mailing list by email message to: Dr Boyer


VNIP Newsletter 

Stay up-to-date with what's happening in the world of competence development, coaching, precepting and transition to practice. Click above to see an edition of our newsletter.

VNIP faculty are working to transition newsletter publications to a regular offering of updates and news posted within the Alliance for Clinical Transition pages in Nursing Network. This site is still in 'draft phase' but has working links and current info being added weekly.


Sign up for Newsletter & workforce development updates by sending that request in an email to:  sboyer@vnip.org

Click Data Collection Tools on the Main Menu to the left to access the Internship Project's web-based Research and Evaluation tools.

what's on this website

About VNIP — mission, vision, business values and core work of VNIP.

Resources and Consulting — VNIP can help you implement an Intern and/or Preceptor Development program at your facility. We provide electronic resource manuals, course outlines and consulting services. Learn more...

Data Collection Tool — multiple agencies are contributing to data collection related to workforce development and support. If you are interested in participating in data collection please contact the VNIP office at Office@vnip.org

Intern And Preceptor Development — documents and presentations pertaining to intern and/or preceptor development benchmarks. The VNIP Fact Sheet (Word doc) outlines program requirements, outcomes data, and recommendations.

Links and Learning — "Best Practices" in transition support, vital instructional resources, VNIP's Monthly Newsletter, and links to other staff development organizations such as VICE and HCEA.