New Nurse Orientation

New Nurse orientation runs for five days: one day for General Hospital Orientation, two days for General Nursing and two days training on the computerized charting system. 

The objectives of the orientation are: 

  • The nurse will be able to identify three resources he/she can consult on for patients
  • The nurse will be able to identify two reasons why we are a Magnet nursing facility

During New Nurse Orientation, nurses will meet numerous people that will assist in the care for our patients at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. They include representatives from:

  • International Services
  • Risk Management
  • Nursing Quality
  • Blood Bank
  • Nutrition Services
  • Diabetes Education
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiation Safety
  • Operating Room (OR)
  • Infection Control
  • Washington Regional Transplant Community
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Patient Placement
  • Pastoral Care

After the conclusion of New Nurse Orientation, nurses will meet with their clinical educator and clinical manager to develop a custom orientation that is based on a needs assessment. If additional classes are needed for the new MedStar Georgetown Nurse, educational offering are available through the Department of Nursing Education.

It is our belief at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital that nurses come with a variety of experiences, skills, education and backgrounds. Nurses are adult learners and therefore are active participants in their learning and partners in the process. It is the expectation that new nurses will be accountable to identify learning needs and seek out guidance to meet those needs. Our staff is committed to providing an individualized and flexible orientation.

If you have any questions about General Nursing Orientation at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital please feel free to call Kristine Edson, BSN, CMSRN at 202-444-0609