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STTI Book Helps Maximize Clinical Orientation and Set Up Nurses for Success
May 14, 2014  | 

Indianapolis, IN — For any organization, the orientation process can be an opportunity seized or an opportunity wasted, say the authors of the new book Staff Educator’s Guide to Clinical Orientation: Onboarding Solutions for Nurses, published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). Statistics reveal that up to 4 percent of employees quit after the first day at a new job and 22 percent of new-employee turnover occurs within the first 45 days, according to David Freeman’s 2013 white paper.

In the Staff Educator’s Guide to Clinical Orientation, Alvin D. Jeffery, MSN, RN-BC, CCRN, FNP-BC, and Robin L. Jarvis, MS, SPHR, presents a pragmatic, realistic approach to clinical orientation to meet the needs of the nurses, organization and patients.  

“A good orientation experience is critical to a successful and happy career,” said Jeffery and Jarvis. “Unfortunately, orientation is too often taken for granted and seen as something that must be endured, rather than appreciated as the front line of defense for safe patient care. It is one of the best risk management tools available to any organization.”

Jeffery and Jarvis’s text is designed as a quick reference guide for clinical orientation, equipping busy nurse leaders and training managers with helpful worksheets and simple tools to make the orientation process as easy and effective as possible. The book includes customized training plans and onboarding instructions for all types of orientees, including the new college grad, the nurse who struggles with interpersonal communication, the experienced nurse, and even the nurse who wants to quit.    Continue>

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