• Case Study

Creating a Staged Approach to Critical and Acute Care Orientation

Simplifying learning pathways improves competencies and retention of new nurses caring for complex patients. 

New nurses hired to work in the critical and acute care units at Lurie Children’s Hospital were consistently overwhelmed by the training required. The graduates, with varying levels of pediatric, clinical and academic experience, became frustrated early in their employment. This translated into costly retention problems.

This case study explores how the education team enhanced the learning experience, reduced training time, and improved retention to ensure safe and quality care could be delivered to patients with varying acuity levels