New graduate orientation in the rural community hospital.

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Retention rates for 1-year new graduate nurses had fallen to 30% at the author's institution. Upon reviewing feedback, a lack of a new graduate orientation program was determined to be a significant factor. The challenge presented to staff development was to develop a program that would increase 1-year retention rates of new graduate nurses without incurring overtime costs or significant additional expenses. The result was a successful 8-week orientation program using multiple teaching methods. New graduates rated their own progress through the use of a self-assessment questionnaire. One-year retention rates for new graduate nurses increased to 77% after the program was implemented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-209
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Volume33
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2002

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Rural Population
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Nurses
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nurse
Staff Development
Teaching
overtime
Costs and Cost Analysis
self-assessment
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questionnaire
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New graduate orientation in the rural community hospital. / Squires, Allison.

In: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, Vol. 33, No. 5, 09.2002, p. 203-209.

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