Nursing

Designing individualized nursing orientation

Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), September 1, 2009

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During orientation, some nurses move quickly into the clinical setting, whereas others need more time in the classroom before moving ahead with a preceptor. Pushing people into the clinical setting too rapidly without assessing what they need sets them up to fail. It is important to provide individualized orientation rather than a cookie cutter approach where all nurses progress through the same orientation at the same speed, regardless of educational preparation and experience.

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