Title

Best fit orientation: An innovative strategy to onboard newly licensed nurses

Affiliations

Nursing Professional Development, Magnet Program, Nursing Research, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center

Abstract

The premature turnover of newly licensed registered nurses is a costly problem prompting leaders to consider new orientation approaches. This article describes the "Best Fit Orientation"-an innovative approach for onboarding newly licensed registered nurses. It features centralized hiring, individualized orientation on diverse units, and realistic job preview tenets promoting self-evaluation, change management, relationship building, and "best fit" unit selection. Positive evaluations, high retention, and minimal added costs make this program very attractive.

Document Type

Article

PubMed ID

34334735

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