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Nursing Orientation

During your nursing orientation, you’ll learn about our organization, your new role and how we provide Love + Medicine to everyone we meet.

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Your orientation outline

We want you to thrive in your new nursing position. Our nursing orientation is designed for both experienced nurses and newer graduates, to equip you with the knowledge needed to successfully transition into your new nursing job at Gundersen.

Orientation covers 4 key areas:

  • New Employee Orientation - Get to know Gundersen with your new colleagues!
  • Patient Care Orientation - Learn how we practice highly specialized care, delivered with a personal touch.
  • Department Orientation - Get acquainted with your new department or unit.
  • Centralized Nursing Orientation - Learn about your specific nursing role.

These comprehensive programs encompass teaching and evaluating of competency to ensure you are confident, secure, safe and independent in your delivery of care and ready for success.

Nursing onboarding

Expect a warm welcome
Our caring, supportive nursing team takes great pleasure in helping our new nurses. We create a nurturing environment where experienced colleagues help you learn the ins and outs of your job. In no time, you'll be an exceptional member of our healthcare team.


Extra support for new nurses

If you are new to the nursing profession with less than 1 year of patient care experience, you'll also complete our Transition to Practice nurse residency program as part of your onboarding. This program builds on the skills learned during orientation and provides additional support and mentorship for new nurses. 

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How to connect

Our outstanding Recruitment team can answer your questions.

Email Recruitment

1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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