New Hire Nursing Orientation

All nurses go through a two-day orientation designed to welcome them to St. Vincent's Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital. During the orientation, we cover such topics as:  

  • Infection Control
  • Risk Management
  • Skin Initiative
  • Patient Safety Restraints
  • Mentoring Program
  • Blessing of the Hands
  • Speech Therapy
  • Diabetes
  • MRI Safety
  • Physical Therapy
  • Medication Assessment
  • Medical Error Pharmacy
  • Care Management Issues
  • Rapid Response
  • Pain Management
  • Dietary
  • IV Therapy
  • Organ Procurement
  • Cerner Millennium Training with St. Vincent's Medical Center
  • EMR Training with St. Luke's Hospital

Ancillary Care Providers who provide nursing support attend the first day of nursing orientation and two more days of ACP classroom orientation. During this time, we cover such topics as:

  • Infection Control
  • Risk Management
  • Skin Initiative
  • Patient Safety Restraints
  • Mentoring Program
  • Blessing of the Hands
  • Speech Therapy
  • MRI Safety
  • Physical Therapy
  • Diabetes Education
  • Recognizing and reporting signs and symptoms
  • Importance of mouth care
  • Vital Signs
  • Blood Pressure Machine
  • Patient Positioning
  • Ostomy Care
  • Other topcs ending in a written competency assessment