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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162997
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Establishing an ED Orientation Program for Newly Licensed Nurses
Abstract:
Establishing an ED Orientation Program for Newly Licensed Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2005
Author:Robin, Nancy M., RN, M.Ed., CEN
P.I. Institution Name:Miriam Hospital
Title:Center for Professional Practice Development
Emergency Department Educator

Contact Address:164 Summin Avenue, Providence, RI, 02906, USA
Contact Telephone:(401) 793-3339
Clinical Topic: In response to persistent nurse vacancies, minimal applicant flow, and continued use of contract labor, this institution developed an orientation program to integrate newly licensed nurses into the emergency department (ED) setting. The intent of this project was to develop a unit-based education program. Implementation: Nursing administration identified the need for the program and proposed its development. A nurse educator was hired in the emergency department to develop the orientation program for newly licensed nurses. It was determined that the unit could enroll five participants in the first orientation program. At this institution, the orientation program for newly licensed nurses transitioning to a medical surgical unit is 12 weeks. In an effort to provide a comprehensive orientation to the ED setting, the education program for the emergency department was extended to 26 weeks. The program was comprised of 25 eight-hour classroom sessions that addressed topics presented in the following publications and programs: the Emergency Nurses Association's (ENA) Orientation to Emergency Nursing; Sheehy's Emergency Nursing Principles and Practice; Emergency Nursing Procedures, the Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC); and the Core Curriculum for Pediatric Emergency Nursing. In addition, classroom sessions introduced principles of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Evaluation of the orientation program occurred throughout implementation, during which appropriate changes were made. Outcomes: Implementation of the first orientation program began June 2002. Since then, a new orientation program has been offered every June and January to accommodate new nurse graduates. On average, three newly licensed nurses have been enrolled in each orientation program; as of December 2004, 15 newly licensed nurses completed it, and three nurses are currently enrolled. Retention of program participants at one year, following completion of the orientation program, has been 100%. Monitoring retention rates and program successes will continue. Recommendations: Establishing a successful ED orientation program for newly licensed nurses depends on the support of the organization and a culture of acceptance among ED staff. Developing an educational program that supports ENA standards of care and gives the new learner time to succeed is paramount for addressing staffing needs within the emergency department.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEstablishing an ED Orientation Program for Newly Licensed Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162997-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Establishing an ED Orientation Program for Newly Licensed Nurses</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Robin, Nancy M., RN, M.Ed., CEN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Miriam Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Center for Professional Practice Development <br/>Emergency Department Educator<br/><br/></td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">164 Summin Avenue, Providence, RI, 02906, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(401) 793-3339</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">nrobin@lifespan.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinical Topic: In response to persistent nurse vacancies, minimal applicant flow, and continued use of contract labor, this institution developed an orientation program to integrate newly licensed nurses into the emergency department (ED) setting. The intent of this project was to develop a unit-based education program. Implementation: Nursing administration identified the need for the program and proposed its development. A nurse educator was hired in the emergency department to develop the orientation program for newly licensed nurses. It was determined that the unit could enroll five participants in the first orientation program. At this institution, the orientation program for newly licensed nurses transitioning to a medical surgical unit is 12 weeks. In an effort to provide a comprehensive orientation to the ED setting, the education program for the emergency department was extended to 26 weeks. The program was comprised of 25 eight-hour classroom sessions that addressed topics presented in the following publications and programs: the Emergency Nurses Association's (ENA) Orientation to Emergency Nursing; Sheehy's Emergency Nursing Principles and Practice; Emergency Nursing Procedures, the Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC); and the Core Curriculum for Pediatric Emergency Nursing. In addition, classroom sessions introduced principles of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Evaluation of the orientation program occurred throughout implementation, during which appropriate changes were made. Outcomes: Implementation of the first orientation program began June 2002. Since then, a new orientation program has been offered every June and January to accommodate new nurse graduates. On average, three newly licensed nurses have been enrolled in each orientation program; as of December 2004, 15 newly licensed nurses completed it, and three nurses are currently enrolled. Retention of program participants at one year, following completion of the orientation program, has been 100%. Monitoring retention rates and program successes will continue. Recommendations: Establishing a successful ED orientation program for newly licensed nurses depends on the support of the organization and a culture of acceptance among ED staff. Developing an educational program that supports ENA standards of care and gives the new learner time to succeed is paramount for addressing staffing needs within the emergency department.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:37:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:37:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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