A handoff report card for general nursing orientation

Linda Hargreaves, Amy Nichols, Staci Shanks, Louis P. Halamak

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Abstract

While redesigning nursing orientation, a gap in the transmission of information from general hospital to unit orientation was identified: Unit managers were unaware of the strengths and weaknesses identified in the nursing orientation of newly hired experienced nurses and, therefore, could not tailor the unit orientation to meet the specific needs of these orientees. The authors discuss the development and implementation of a nursing orientation report card, consisting of a 100-point score containing a summary of skills, knowledge, and Benner level measuring clinical performance and critical thinking, to facilitate better exchange of performance data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)424-431
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nursing Administration
Volume40
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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A handoff report card for general nursing orientation. / Hargreaves, Linda; Nichols, Amy; Shanks, Staci; Halamak, Louis P.

In: Journal of Nursing Administration, Vol. 40, No. 10, 01.10.2010, p. 424-431.

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Hargreaves, Linda ; Nichols, Amy ; Shanks, Staci ; Halamak, Louis P. / A handoff report card for general nursing orientation. In: Journal of Nursing Administration. 2010 ; Vol. 40, No. 10. pp. 424-431.
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