What's a new employee called that is on orientation

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    I was writing a paper for a class in my BSN program and typed in orientee and the spellcheck said it wasn't a word, and I went to dictionary.com and same thing. I've always used that word for a person on orientation. So if it's not a word what should I use in my paper - right now I'm going to put "new hire" or "newly hired employee" but am open to suggestions.

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    I've always used orientee also. I'm not sure if it would matter for your paper or not, whether "orientee" is in the dictionary. I think a lot of medical lingo wouldn't be found there, even though they're accepted words within the profession.

    Or maybe trainee?

    Good luck with your paper...I hated writing papers!!!!
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    That's weird! At work I am called an "RN orientee." I guess you could say "new RN" or "new nurse" too.
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    We use orientee too.

    Tried to find in English no luck! did see in French dictionary

    Found orienteer: http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionar...y&va=orienteer
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    we call them Orientees.
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    I would go with Trainee.

    Good luck on the paper.
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    We call them orientees or interns if they're getting an internship.
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    I would go with orientee because that's the most commonly used term. I've always stayed away from using "trainee" (that's my personal bias- I hate anything to do with the word "training" because it makes me think of dogs and potty training :chuckle ). I've also used the term "novice nurse" when discussing newly graduated nurses.
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    I have to say here just for the record that you don't "orientate" an orientee, you orient them. I think it's so funny how many people say "orientate."
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    Quote from Happy-ER-RN
    I have to say here just for the record that you don't "orientate" an orientee, you orient them. I think it's so funny how many people say "orientate."
    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am a writer and editor in addition to being a nurse and the non-word "orientate" has always set my teeth on edge.


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