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New nurse orientation

Central nursing

Nursing staff begin their careers at Regions Hospital by participating in classroom and unit orientation. During the classroom phase nursing staff complete orientation in hospital policies and protocols and topics related to nursing along with learning the Electronic Medical Record system (EPIC). After completion of the classroom phase, staff work with specially trained primary preceptors for an in-depth unit-based orientation.

New to acute care nursing education

Transitioning into nursing practice after graduation or transitioning to acute care nursing can be complex. At Regions Hospital we do our best to make you feel welcomed and comfortable in your new position. After completing Central Nursing Orientation and beginning orientation on your assigned unit with your primary Preceptor, you will meet in a classroom setting to develop your skills in recognizing and responding to patient conditions in the acute care setting. This provides an opportunity to share your orientation experiences with other new employees and gain confidence in your new nursing role in the acute care setting. The class “Caring for the Acute Care Patient” is designed to ease the transition of nurses new to the acute health care setting. The course combines hands-on experiences in the HealthPartners Clinical Simulation lab with debrief sessions to discuss the scenarios, related nursing care of the patient and any pertinent policies or procedures. The class is a positive environment in which to explore questions related to the practice of acute care nursing.

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Critical Care Program

The Regions Hospital Critical Care Program orients nurses that are new to the critical care area. Class days are designed to not only educate nurses, but to develop confidence with their bedside skills and familiarity with the equipment in the critical care environment. The Critical Care program is offered four times yearly. The classes combine interactive lecture content, case studies, and hands-on experiences in the HealthPartners Clinical Simulation lab.