Best fit orientation: An innovative strategy to onboard newly licensed nurses
Torres DA, Jeske L, Marzinski SJ, Oleson R, Hook ML. Best fit orientation: an innovative strategy to onboard newly licensed nurses. J Nurses Prof Dev. doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000784. Online ahead of print
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.