Nursing Orientation Program Builder

Nursing Orientation Program Builder

Tools for A Successful New Hire Program

eBook - 2010
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Blackwell Publishing
This binder and CD-ROM walk you through each step of a well-run orientation program so you can incorporate field-tested, evidence-based practices at your facility.

Use this resource to evaluate your program outcomes, fulfill Joint Commission orientation requirements, train new graduates, and meet the needs of a diverse workforce.

Hcpro Inc
This binder and CD-ROM walk you through each step of a well-run orientation program so you can incorporate field-tested, evidence-based practices at your facility. Use this resource to evaluate your program outcomes, fulfill Joint Commission orientation requirements, train new graduates, and meet the needs of a diverse workforce.

Nursing Orientation Program Builder: Tools for a Successful New Hire Program

Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed, RN; Debbie Buchwach, BSN, RN-BC


Nursing Orientation from A to Z: Develop a dynamic new-hire program at your facility


Build an orientation program that meets the needs of your entire nursing staff

This binder and CD-ROM walk you through each step of a well-run orientation program so you can incorporate field-tested, evidence-based practices at your facility. Use this resource to evaluate your program outcomes, fulfill Joint Commission orientation requirements, train new graduates, and meet the needs of a diverse workforce.

This comprehensive resource provides you with:
  • A step-by-step description of a well-run orientation program that complies with Joint Commission requirements
  • Best practices for designing individualized, competency-based, new-hire orientation programs
  • Training materials for new graduates, experienced nurses, and nurses who were educated overseas
  • A CD-ROM that contains more than 60 customizable forms and tools
Table of contents

Section 1: Pre-orientation

Chapter 1: Applicant Pool for New Employees
Chapter 2: Pre-hire Activities

Section 2: General Orientation

Chapter 3: Organizing General Orientation
Chapter 4: Mandatory Classes

Section 3: Departmental Orientation

Chapter 5: Individualizing Orientation
Chapter 6: Competency-Based Orientation
Chapter 7: Teaching Critical Thinking and Priority Setting
Chapter 8: Developing Leadership
Chapter 9: Reviewing Communication Skills During Orientation
Chapter 10: Ethical Dilemmas and Legal Considerations as Part of the Orientation Process
Chapter 11: Discussing Culture and Diversity
Chapter 12: Supporting New Graduate Nurses
Chapter 13: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Orientation: Satisfaction, Analysis, and the Influence of Four Generations

Section 4: Developing a Preceptor Program

Chapter 14: Precepting
Chapter 15: Mentoring

Section 5: Orientation of staff development specialists

Chapter 16: Using Staff Development Competencies
Chapter 17: Orientation of Staff Development Specialists
Chapter 18: Orientation for Staff Development Specialists: Selecting Candidates and Classifying Levels of Expertise

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the reasons for the registered nurse (RN) shortage
  • Discuss ways organizations can combat the RN shortage
  • Discuss best practices for recruiting and hiring knowledge-based workers
  • List the benefits of a detailed job description
  • Describe how peers can be involved in the interview process
  • Describe the goals of general orientation
  • Identify best practices for general orientation
  • Discuss the orientation guidelines or requirements of various regulatory bodies
  • Examine how to identify individuals’ orientation needs
  • Discuss best practices for general orientation that prepares employees for unit-based orientation
  • Discuss how to apply the principles of competency-based orientation
  • Describe strategies to incorporate critical thinking into orientation
  • Identify methodologies to incorporate priority setting into orientation
  • Identify at least two techniques staff development professions can use to assist new nurses to become strong team members
  • Define a basic leadership curriculum for new nurses
  • Review the principles of good communication
  • Incorporate communication skills into orientation
  • Identify key documents that legally guide nursing practice
  • Explain the elements of a professional malpractice lawsuit
  • Discuss the concept of ethical nursing practice
  • Incorporate ethical and legal scenarios into the orientation process
  • Discuss the ethical considera

Publisher: Danvers, MA : HCPro, ©2010
ISBN: 9781615691197
1615691197
1601467087
9781601467089
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 257 pages) : illustrations, forms

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