Creating a competency-based orientation program that reduces orientation length is not only possible but it can be done faster than you expect. An optimized RN Orientation Program (as was published in Clinical Simulation in Nursing) has been successfully implemented at multiple hospital systems across the US resulting in as much as a 35% reduction in orientation time.
The entire curriculum and results are available at:
Zigmont, J., Wade, A., Edwards, T., Hayes, K., Mitchell, J., Oocumma, N., (2015) Utilization of Learning Outcomes Model Reduces RN Orientation by >35%, Clinical Simulation in Nursing Vol. 11, No 2, pp.79-94
Learning in Healthcare can help you implement an optimized RN Orientation program at your organization.
We have three options:
- 3-day faculty development program about how to design and implement an optimized RN Orientation program at your organization. – This option is designed to give you all of the skills you need to implement your own program (both program design and debriefing).
- On-site consulting to develop a program together (often combined with the faculty development program). Together we build an optimized RN orientation program. Consulting level can be adjusted to fit within your resources and time frame.
- Off-site consulting as needed (often combined with the faculty development program). You call us when you need something and we bill consulting at an hourly rate and help you as needed.
No matter what level of help you need, we are here for you. Let’s schedule a call to talk through your particular needs and do some rough math on how much you can save by improving RN orientation.