A Phased, Individual Orientation Process for Float Team Nurses

A Phased, Individual Orientation Process for Float Team Nurses

A hospital’s retention rate of float team nurses is well above national averages.
Group of smiling nurses.

Float teams present an onboarding and orientation challenge for children’s hospitals due to the wide range of competencies needed, variety of backgrounds new hires and traveling nurses bring with them, and the span of staff and units needing to work together to ensure the success of float team nurses.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, a part of Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, has designed an orientation program aimed at providing consistent, current and customizable education to members of their float team. This case study highlights how a phased, individualized approach has increased retention rates.

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