What to expect for clinical onboarding and orientation

Nursing and clinical orientation gives you the tools to successfully serve our patient population with the highest level of care, empathy, quality and safety while keeping in mind our mission, vision, values, organizational structure, evidence-based practice and national patient safety standards. We utilize the synergy between the Donna Wright model of competence and the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) as the gold standard for orientation and onboarding.

The entire system-wide onboarding process includes:

  • System orientation on Monday
  • Allied and nursing (combined) clinical orientation on Tuesday
  • Nursing (only) clinical orientation on Wednesday
  • Electronic health record (Epic) training on Thursday and Friday (depending on your specialty area)

The clinical orientation process is didactic in nature with a hands-on approach to validate knowledge, skills and abilities as you join St. Charles.
We look forward to meeting you and please do not hesitate to ask questions.

Finding clinical orientation

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Orientation schedule

Allied health and nursing orientation occurs every other week. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesdays: allied health 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesdays: nurses 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: nurses 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.