"Launchpad For Success" Improving New Nurse Orientation with Targeted Simulation Training (1090-003663) (Research Abstract Professor Rounds: Group 6)
Start time: Friday, January 29, 2021, 11:30 AM End time: Friday, January 29, 2021, 12:30 PM Session Type: Research Abstracts (Completed Studies)
Will a nurse orientation program incorporating simulation education improve staff satisfaction, competencies and reduce total new nurse orientation training time.
A comparison was done between the Legacy Nursing Service Orientation and the New “Launchpad for Success” nursing orientation. Kirkpatrick’s levels of evaluation were used to determine the value-added benefit of the new orientation process. The addition of simulation bridges the gap between didactic learning and on the job training. The integration of simulation during the onboarding process of new employees has shown by effectively creating an experiential learning environment that invigorated and challenged new employee will both develop facility process skills and improve current skills. The legacy nursing orientation consisted of subject matter experts providing PowerPoint presentations. The orientation had several areas of replication without simulation learning. A new orientation process was introduced in 2019 called, “Launchpad for Success.” During the simulation, core competencies and other high-risk, low-volume skills are completed prior to the nurses arriving on the unit.
Core competency skills validation and unit specific orientation was driven by each specific service educator in consultation with the simulation nurse offering simulation and didactic (see graph).A comparison was done between the Legacy Nursing Service Orientation and the New “Launchpad for Success” nursing orientation. Kirkpatrick’s levels of evaluation were used to determine the value-added benefit of the new orientation process. There was a focus on Kirkpatrick’s Level 3 evaluation which targets behavioral change examining the transfer of learning to the workplace or willingness of learners to apply new knowledge and skills (Yardley & Dornan, 2012). Learning outcomes including performance and confidence was used to determine Kirkpatrick’s level of evaluation of the participants of “The Launchpad for Success” Nursing Orientation.
The “Launchpad for Success” Nursing Orientation provided an energized learning platform with simulation and a reduction of overlap. The new process developed a collaboration between all education staff, which alleviated repetitive workload, reducing orientation hours. Simulation provided a key component of the orientation process, which promoted a hands-on learning experience. New employee positive satisfaction and learner outcomes, nurse educator outcomes, time study outcomes comparative to historical new nurse orientation successes would benefit the simulation community.