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ERIC Number: ED353905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Pages: 88
Abstractor: N/A
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Development of the Contents of an Orientation Program for Nurses New to College Health Services.
Rockoff, Sheila G.
This paper reports the development of a structured college health services orientation program manual for new staff nurses at Rancho Santiago College (RSC) in California. The orientation manual is intended to communicate detailed performance expectations, role responsibilities, institutional and departmental policies and procedures and to facilitate a smooth transition and adaptation in a short period of time for new staff. RSC is a large urban Southern California comprehensive community college with approximately 43,000 students and 2 Health and Wellness Centers. The study employed a literature review, a survey of other California community college health services, a modified Delphi technique for data collection, and a panel of RSC health services staff judges for evaluation during product development. The literature review indicated the importance of a structured orientation program. The survey of other institutions found that many components of orientation recommended in the literature were already being implemented, while others were not. The participation of the staff panel of judges fostered awareness of the need for such a manual. The orientation manual that was finally developed included a contents listing, a skills inventory, an orientation checklist, and an orientation evaluation form. Appendixes contain the survey questionnaire, the manual contents list, skills inventory, orientation checklist, orientation evaluation, and survey raw data results. Includes 42 references. (JB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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