I am trying to get a feel for how long orientation is in a level III NICU. We used to break ours up into 2 6-week blocks about 6 mos apart. Now we do 12 weeks, although 1 week is dedicated to hospital orientation and computer classes and the final week the new nurse has her own assignment with a specified go-to person. So essentially it is 10 weeks of patient care with a dedicated preceptor. It never seems like enough. Thank you in advance for your input!