How Long is your New Grad Orientation at your facility?

  1. How Long is your New Grad Orientation at your facility? Please answer the poll and post a reply to share more specifics. Thanks
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  2. Poll: How Long is your New Grad Orientation at your facility?

    • Less than one month

      16.57% 109
    • Up to two months

      31.91% 210
    • Up to four months

      29.64% 195
    • Up to six months

      16.26% 107
    • Greater than 6 months

      5.62% 37
    658 Votes
  3. 40 Comments

  4. by   Reno1978
    I was just offered a new grad position and I'll be oriented for 10 weeks.
  5. by   nyapa
    Our New Grad Rotations sound like they are different to the US. In our hospital we are rotated around three different specialty units. I was in 2 different surgical units and a paediatric one. For the first one I received close to two weeks. The second I had 4 days. The third, 4 days.
  6. by   Ingy1
    I had a total of 29 days on the floor with my preceptor and then I was on my own.
  7. by   alee836
    My orientation as a new RN Grad in an ICU setting was to be 6 months. I was a previous LPN for 3 years so I got off orientation after 5 months. Had a fantastic orientation and preceptor and continue to learn daily. LOVE MY JOB!!!!
  8. by   Nurse Lulu
    I had a similar experience to Alee 836. Almost 5 months because I got off early. Awesome preceptors and still learning. CAT
  9. by   ukstudent
    ICU, 4 weeks classroom, 12 weeks on the unit. Just got off orientation with some great preceptors (small team). After about a year I will have classes on LVAD's, RVAD's and IABP's.
  10. by   AZ Nurse
    Actually it is 12 weeks but I was not give a choice for that. The new grad is also expected to attend classes during this time given by the system experts in several areas.We had tried to institute a 22 wk new grad program but management was opposed due to budgeting issues.
  11. by   lindy777
    The paperwork said 90 days. The reality was 65. Part of that was paperwork and how to use the computer system.
  12. by   TaraER-RN
    In our ER for new grads or for those coming from non ER backgrounds we do 40 shifts with a preceptor on the floor, plus 6 weeks (one day a week each) of a regional training class and an our facility specific class to didaticley review things.
  13. by   ExTechie
    We had 4 weeks of classroom and 2 weeks on the floor with a preceptor for an extremely high acuity med-surg floor. Not nearly enough in my opinion. Should have been 2 weeks classroom and 4 weeks with a preceptor. I came off orientation kicking and screaming and complained that I needed more time...that bought me one extra day!!!!
  14. by   DMRoweLPN
    I am on a transplant unit where 12 weeks seems to be the norm. Yet almost all the new nurses are done by 10 weeks.
  15. by   RN516
    MY ORIENTATION WAS 6 WEEKS. 4 WKS IN THE CLASSROOM AND THE INSTRUCTOR LEFT US PRETTY MUCH ON OUR OWN,THEN WE WENT TO THE FLOOR-I WAS SHIFTED AROUND 4 DIFFERENT PRECEPTORS AND THE NURSE I SPENT THE MOST TIME WITH, WAS THE WORST NURSE ON THE UNIT. THANK GOD, THINGS ARE CHANGING FOR THE BETTER THE NEW GRADS WILL STAY WITH THE SAME PRECEPTOR FOR WEEKS WITH THE MOST QUAILFIED,TRAINED NURSE ON THE UNIT. I FEEL CHEATED, BUT AT LEAST THE NEW NURSES WILL BENEFIT. I AM ON A MED SURG UNIT AND THE TRAINING FOR THE IV INSERTION WAS 2 DAYS AND I ONLY DID ONE STICK AND THEY:trout: REFUSED TO GIVE ME ANYMORE TIME, I REFUSED TO SIGN THE FORM THAT I WAS CERTIFIED. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHER I CAN FIND A GOOD IV CLASS?

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