Surviving the Nursing Shortage: Developing a Nursing Orientation Program to Prepare and Retain Intensive Care Unit Nurses

Cavanaugh, Debra A.; Huse, Anita L.
November 2004
Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p251
Academic Journal
Discusses a nursing educational program developed by Nurse Manager and the Clinical Educator of the Level III of the neonatal intensive care unit of the Floating Hospital for Children at the Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston designed to prepare and retain competent intensive care units. Length of the orientation, depth of the material covered, and the level of clinical competence; Phases in the development of the interactive educational program planning model; Cost-benefit factors of completing the educational program.


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