Orientation at Gundersen Health System is a comprehensive, competency-based program. It includes:
- New Employee Orientation: Orientation to the institution with all new staff
- Patient Care Orientation
- Centralized Nursing Orientation: Orientation to your specific nursing role
- Orientation to the assigned department/unit
These programs encompass teaching and evaluating of competency to assure you are confident, secure, safe and independent in your delivery of care.
Learn more about nursing orientation at Gundersen.
Gundersen uses a cohort model when on-boarding graduate nurses in the acute hospital setting. Cohort models were developed in response to some basic facts about human nature and learning - i.e. people learn better in groups. They provide an interactive and dynamic setting for new nurses to develop relationships and attain knowledge and skills in a safe, nurturing environment.