We all know how important onboarding can be in lowering turnover rates. Is there a sure-fire way to ensure a new nurse’s success?
Staff Educator’s Guide to Clinical Orientation guides you in creating and sustaining a high-quality orientation and onboarding program that meets the needs of nurses, organizations, and patients. In this fully revised second edition, authors Alvin Jeffery, Robin Jarvis, and Amy Word-Allen provide all the tools you need to successfully develop a nursing healthcare workforce.
Whether you’re new to leading orientation efforts or a seasoned nursing staff development specialist, this book will help you:
- Understand and use the ADDIE model
- Analyze, design, and implement an orientation program
- Evaluate an individual’s competency
- Conduct surveys and focus groups
- Manage orientee errors and personality conflictsNEW
- Understand the role of the preceptor in clinical orientation activities
- Assess and ensure competency of contract or temporary staff
- Collaborate with academic affiliates
About the Authors
Alvin D. Jeffery, PhD, RN-BC, CCRN-K, FNP-BC, is a Research Fellow with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he studies nursing-focused informatics interventions. He currently holds part-time appointments as an Education Consultant at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and as a Nurse Scientist with Hospital Corporation of America.
Robin L. Jarvis, MS, SPHR, is Principal of R.L. Jarvis & Associates, providing leadership development and strategic facilitation. She has worked in learning development and human resources for more than 20 years, specializing in cross-cultural communication, accelerated learning, instructional design, leadership development, and facilitation.
Amy J. Word-Allen, BSN, RN, is a case manager with Avalon Hospice in Rutherford County, Tennessee. Word-Allen has extensive precepting and mentoring experience. She has developed guidelines, programs, and teaching materials for orientation and built a mentoring program that pairs orientees with coworkers to provide support during the first year of employment.