Orientation for new-hire RNs in hospitals is costly. In an article in the journal of nursing economics, the average (16 weeks) unit-based orientation cost was estimated at $41, 624 – and this was published back in 2007. Let’s update this a little using more recent salary related costs; according to KPMG’s 2011 U.S. Hospital Nursing … Continue reading Can nursing orientation costs be managed? Should they be?
Recently we conducted a review of current published articles (2015-2017) to evaluate evidence and recommendations for Transition into Practice programs including orientation and residency models. The evidence is clear in a number of areas: New graduate RN retention in the first year of employment is a challenge for hospitals, ranging from a low of … Continue reading What does the evidence say about nursing orientations?
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing’s study of the transition of new graduate nurses confirmed what many hospitals already knew: There is a disconnect between education and real life experience in a hospital. The Problem The Impact New nurses care for sicker patients in increasingly complex health settings. New nurses report more negative … Continue reading A better nursing orientation: Transition to practice