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.

White Papers:

VNIP Bibliography 2020

Clinical Transition Framework: Evidence Base

Evolution of the Clinical Transition Framework


MEMBERSHIP - Allliance for Clinical Transition Support

VNIP Alliance Membership gains each joining agency access to the proprietary materials developed by VNIP and their partners. The membership fees are fully dedicated to support ongoing resource development and evaluation.

What's New?!

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?!

Further updates from acute care, revisions of the preceptor presentation materials, and the core 5th Edition of the Preceptor Textbook.


April 2016 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 the most recent edition of our newsletter.

Sign up for Newsletter & workforce development updates by clicking HERE.

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.

Calendar of Events — an education calendar that lists VNIP intern and preceptor development courses, along with other core education courses open to public enrollment that are provided by Vermont healthcare agencies.

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.