Following general hospital orientation, you will begin unit specific orientation. Designed by your unit’s Staff Development Instructor (SDI), your orientation will be tailored to meet your specific needs. An experienced registered nurse (RN) preceptor will be assigned to work side by side with you throughout your unit orientation.
Your preceptor is only one of the many resources that are available to you. Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Managers, Clinical Managers, and fellow staff nurses will provide support during this learning period. During your orientation, you may shadow in areas that work closely with your department such as the operating room, cardiac cath lab and other diagnostic areas.