Nursing department orientation: Are we missing the mark?

Julie Marie Kennedy, Amy Nichols, Louis P. Halamek, Julie M R Arafeh

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Hospitals routinely provide orientation for the new nurses they hire. The evolution of nursing practice is not reflected in the current teaching methods of nursing orientation. The authors examine the past 60 years of nursing department orientation and assert the need to move toward more effective and innovative teaching strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-26
Number of pages3
JournalJournal for Nurses in Staff Development
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Leadership and Management
  • Review and Exam Preparation
  • Education
  • Medicine(all)


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