Reply To: Nursing Orient Length and Staffing Shortages

  • Sarah Matney

    October 12, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    We currently have salary enhancement contracts available to our nurses.  We are offering one additional shift/week to orientees to try to speed up their orientation time.





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    Original Message:
    Sent: 10/12/2021 9:59:00 AM
    From: Joan O’Hanlon Curry
    Subject: RE: Nursing Orient Length and Staffing Shortages

    We are not cutting our nursing orientations short.


    Is this happening in a lot of institutions?




    Original Message:
    Sent: 10/12/2021 8:33:00 AM
    From: Mary Lynn Rae
    Subject: Nursing Orient Length and Staffing Shortages

    Hello All:

    Does anyone have any good articles/references on why nursing orientation should NOT be cut/shortened due to staffing shortages/crisis?

    What is happening in your hospitals/units related to this?

    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CPHON
    NPD Practitioner/Clinical Educator Hem/Onc/SCT
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    225 East Chicago Avenue,
    Chicago, Illinois 60611-2991