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Create and sustain a high-quality orientation or onboarding program with this updated title from Sigma

INDIANAPOLIS—A high-quality onboarding and orientation process is more important than ever before to retain nurses
Staff Educator's Guide to Clinical Orientation, Third Edition
and ensure a new nurse’s success. The newest title from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma), Staff Educator’s Guide to Clinical Orientation: Onboarding Solutions for Nurses, demonstrates how to create and sustain a high-quality orientation and onboarding program that meets the needs of nurses, patients, and organizations. In this fully revised third edition, authors Robin Jarvis, Amy Word-Allen, and Alvin Jeffery provide the tools to successfully develop a nursing and healthcare workforce.

New and seasoned staff development specialists will be able to find the information they need right away with the book’s helpful chapter overviews, worksheets, and tools, but will also find that a thorough reading is also rewarding. The Staff Educator’s Guide to Clinical Orientation will help readers understand the role of the preceptor in clinical orientation activities; incorporate regulatory and legal issues; understand and use the ADDIE model; analyze, design, and implement an orientation program; evaluate an individual’s competency; conduct surveys and focus groups; and manage orientee errors and personality conflicts. 

In this third edition, readers will find new information about onboarding travel nurses and support staff along with how to accommodate generational differences.

The book is available to purchase at Download a free sample chapter from the Sigma Repository.

Staff Educator’s Guide to Clinical Orientation, Third Edition
By Robin L. Jarvis, MS, SPHR, GTML; Amy J. Word-Allen, BSN, RN; Alvin D. Jeffery, PhD, RN, CCRN, FNP-BC
Published by Sigma, 2024
ISBN-13: 9781646481408  
EPUB ISBN: 9781646481415
PDF ISBN: 9781646481422
Price: US $39.95
Trade paperback, 290 pages
Trim size: 6x9

About the authors:

Robin L. Jarvis, MS, SPHR, GTML, is an expert in adult learning with over 25 years of experience in healthcare, high technology, retail, and consulting companies.

Amy J. Word-Allen, BSN, RN, is currently employed with HCA Healthcare in the emergency department. She formerly worked in education, precepting, and onboarding roles.

Alvin D. Jeffery, PhD, RN, CCRN, FNP-BC, is an Assistant Professor of Nursing and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he studies how informatics solutions can help with clinical decision-making.

About Sigma:

The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization with the mission of developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 100,000 active members and 600 chapters at institutions of higher education and healthcare partners from Armenia, Australia, and Botswana to Thailand, the United States, and Wales. Sigma members include clinical nurses and administrators, academic nurse educators and researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others working to fulfill the organization’s vision of connected, empowered nurses transforming global healthcare. 

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