Starting a new position as a nurse can be stressful and overwhelming–even for the more experienced nurse. Policies and procedures can vary wildly from one nursing unit to the next, and learning where all of the essential patient care resources and supplies are housed can prove to be quite a challenge.
To help you focus on the essentials during this often challenging time, here are five tips that will be sure to help you get the most out of your workplace orientation:
Seek out tasks and skills in your new workplace environment
It is very important that you get as much hands-on experience during your orientation time so that when you no longer have a preceptor, you will be able to independently perform the duties of your role. A great way to ensure that you get maximum exposure to skills and tasks is to other nurses on the unit as well as your preceptor. The more you do during your orientation, the better you will perform when you are on your own. [Read more…] about 5 Tips for Getting the Most out of your Workplace Orientation