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New Hire Initial General Nursing Competencies for RNs


Initial Competency Toolkit:

The Initial Competency Toolkit includes elements of Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes in both the daily and weekly evaluations. These evaluations will be completed by the preceptor and the CNS / Educator. This initiative will help the preceptor better articulate how the new graduate / new hire can grow and improve in particular areas. 

Department Specific Orientation:

Please complete all sections of the Department Specific Orientation before employee independently provides care or service and no later than the first thirty days of employment.  Upon completion, please return to your Unit Director, CNS, or Nurse Educator.  

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For questions, contact:
Kristine Traxler
Clinical Educator | Nurse Orientation
Department of Nursing Research & Education

Revised 1/2017

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