Training Programs

Training opportunities for internal candidates in nursing

Nursing-careers-education

Training opportunities for internal candidates in nursing

Scripps nurses who have just graduated with a new nursing degree and are looking for specialized training should refer to our new graduate training programs.


Scripps clinical educators and leaders have developed specialty training programs in intensive care unit (ICU), operating room (OR), emergency department (ED) and women’s services nursing. These training programs help experienced nurses become safe, competent clinicians in a new clinical specialty. Nurses who complete this training will be fully prepared to work at any Scripps facility. Programs include:

Opportunities available

Registered Nurse – OR training program

The Scripps Health Perioperative Education Program (PEP), which provides the essential foundation for a career in perioperative nursing, is based on the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Periop 101 Program.


Registered Nurse – ICU training program

The ICU training program helps new and experienced nurses become safe, competent intensive care clinicians.


Registered Nurse – ED training program

The Emergency Nursing Transition Program facilitates the transition of an experienced RN with varied clinical background to an advanced beginner Emergency Nurse.


Registered Nurse – Women’s services training program

The Scripps Health Perinatal Orientation and Education Program (POEP) offers a learning environment and essential foundation for a rewarding and successful career in maternal-child health nursing.


These programs are open to internal candidates who are employed at Scripps only.