In the 2010 Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report, transition to practice programs are recommended to help reduce turnover, decrease costs, and bring some stability to the nursing workforce. Staff Educator’s Guide to Clinical Orientation is intended to be a resource for nursing professional development specialists who assist with designing or evaluating and redesigning the onboarding process to be an effective transition to practice.

The book has 8 chapters and the first 4 focus on the ADDIE (analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate) model, a standard educational design process. Each chapter can be used to help find the answer an immediate question or to provide more information about the entire process.

Chapter 1 reviews the ADDIE model and key principles of the process. It also provides a discussion of the key stakeholders that should be included in the design and development processes. Chapter 2 discusses strategies to understand the...

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