Date of Award
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Orientation is a crucial time for newly hired nurses, both experienced and non-experienced, and this initial training period is a vital function for all healthcare organizations. Being a collaborative process that includes administrators, managers, preceptors, and orientees, formal orientation programs directly influence and are essential in improving staff retention, lowering turnover, increasing productivity and quality patient care, and improving staff morale and job satisfaction. This scholarly project offers a detailed plan for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the preceptor coordinator role, a department-level initiative that links hospital orientation to unit orientation; thus enhancing the overall orientation process.
Hunter, Tina S., "Preceptor Coordinators: The Link Connecting Hospital Orientation and Unit Orientation" (2010). Nursing Theses and Capstone Projects. Paper 179.