New Graduate Orientation Evaluation: Are There Any Best Practices Out There?: A Scoping Review
Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
Delivery of Health Care; Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate; Humans; Inservice Training (standards); Practice Guidelines as Topic (standards); Students, Nursing
Efficient, cost-effective, and safe orientations with clear expectations are necessary for new graduates in their transition from student to practicing nurse. In the current nursing shortage, healthcare needs to invest more in retaining new graduates. Orientation can be a factor in decisions to leave. This scoping review revealed that strong evidence is lacking regarding best practices during orientation for evaluating new graduate nurses' readiness to practice on their own. More resources, research, and tools are needed.
Laflamme J, Hyrkas K. New Graduate Orientation Evaluation: Are There Any Best Practices Out There?: A Scoping Review. J Nurses Prof Dev. 2020;36(4):199-212. doi:10.1097/NND.0000000000000642