Reply To: orientation for nursing assistants

  • Terri Boyce

    April 26, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Joanie Shea and I are co-leading a national APHON project through the Steering Committee to develop an intro course for medical assistants, patient care aids, nursing assistants similar to the Foundations of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing course to help address this identified educational need.


    The project is in its infancy and won’t be out for at least another year, but input is always helpful!



    Terri Boyce, RN, MSN, CPNP-AC, CPHON

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

    University of Texas Health Science Center, SA

    Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

    Office: 210-743-2318


    South Texas Pediatric Blood & Cancer Center

    7th Floor Sky Tower

    University Hospital

    4502 Medical Drive

    San Antonio, TX 78229

    Clinic: 210-743-2300

    After hours: 1-800-239-9769


    ——Original Message——

    Hi, all,

    We want to modify our classroom orientation for our nursing assistants.  Can anybody share what they provide in an orientation for their nursing assistants?  If you don’t have a classroom orientation, and send them straight to the unit, please let me know as well.

    Thank you,

    Michael Hans, MS, BSN, RN-BC, CPON, CPN
    Nursing Professional Development Educator
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    MS 731
    262 Danny Thomas Place
    Memphis, TN 38105
    p: 901.595.5283
    b: 901.595.3578 ext. 1181
    f: 901.595.4478