Staff Educator's Guide to Clinical Orientation, Third Edition

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Chapter to chapter, I was able to deepen my understanding of process and concepts in ways that will strengthen the professional development of any nursing team.

Heather E. Norman, MBA, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNL, CCHP-RN
Chief Nursing Officer

Staff Educator's Guide to Clinical Orientation provides an insightful look into the onboarding needs of our healthcare environment . . . This guide would be a fantastic resource for a new or established onboarding program.

Veronica Gurule, MSN, RN, CCRN
Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse
Cook Children's Hospital

Staff Educator's Guide to Clinical Orientation is a must-read for anyone who is involved in onboarding new, experienced, and temporary staff nurses in a clinical setting.

Paula Levett, MS, RN, CCRN
Former Nursing Practice Leader
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
The University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital

With all the changes in staffing in the past few years due to the pandemic, a high-quality onboarding process is even more important for retention and ensuring a new nurse's success.

In this fully revised third edition of Staff Educator's Guide to Clinical Orientation authors Robin Jarvis, Amy J. Word-Allen, and Alvin Jeffery provide readers with all the tools they need to successfully develop a nursing and healthcare workforce.

Whether someone is new to leading orientation efforts or a seasoned nursing staff development specialist, this book will help readers:

  • Understand the role of the preceptor in clinical orientation activities
  • Incorporate regulatory and legal issues
  • 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 conflicts


  • Chapter 1: Important Considerations for Onboarding and Orientation
  • Chapter 2: Analysis and Design of an Onboarding Program
  • Chapter 3: Developing and Implementing an Orientation Program
  • Chapter 4: Evaluating an Individual's Competency
  • Chapter 5: Working With Orientees
  • Chapter 6: Evaluating an Orientation Program
  • Chapter 7: Temporary Employees and Students
  • Chapter 8: Regulatory Considerations
  • Chapter 9: Practical Tips for Staying Organized
  • Appendix: Essential Orientation Materials for Your Office


  • Chapter 5
  • Author Bios

These free downloads are available at the Sigma Repository.


Robin L. Jarvis, MS, SPHR, GTML, is an expert in adult learning with over 25 years of experience in healthcare, high technology, retail, and consulting companies.

Amy J. Word-Allen, BSN, RN, is currently employed with HCA Healthcare in the emergency department. She formerly worked in education, precepting, and onboarding roles.

Alvin D. Jeffery, PhD, RN, CCRN, FNP-BC, is an Assistant Professor of Nursing and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he studies how informatics solutions can help with clinical decision-making.