Blue-chip orientations for newly licensed RNs: A great return on investment

11/1/2013

How can hospitals reduce new nurse turnover, save thousands of dollars, improve patient safety and lower readmission rates? By investing in hospital orientations that include preceptor and residency programs for newly licensed RNs. As new nurses transition to clinical practice, they may lack confidence, clinical decision-making and time management skills. A recent study in the American Journal of Nursing shows the importance of competent preceptors and a nurturing experience to train competent NLRNs and improve hospital staff stability. Read more.

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