Last week, twelve new nurses joined the KRH team. Orientation week can be overwhelming, so the group took an afternoon to work off some anxiety and get to know one another.
Orientation Week consists of general orientation, clinical orientation, training on the electronic medical record system, deep-dive discussion of what the program entails, a tour, and a little time to have some fun. By week two, nurses will be applying their many skills learned in nursing school as they orient to their unit.
“It can be hard to move away from the comfort level you have with your peers in nursing school. All of the sudden, there are new faces and new expectations. A team building day allows for time to get to know each other on a personal level. It becomes a bit easer to take the leap into the profession when our nurses realize that they’re all in this transition together”
Mandy Pokorny, Nurse Residency Coordinator