Nursing Orientation

What is Nursing Orientation All About?

Preparation of new nursing staff for providing excellent nursing care to Pediatric Hematology/Oncology patients and their family is the primary focus of St. Jude Nursing Orientation. Orientees are engaged in group learning that involves cooperative learning activities that include St Jude Children’s Research Hospital patient case based scenarios. Case-based learning involves an interactive classroom that deals with realistic and specific healthcare situations. Nurse Educators, as well as, other clinical experts work through these cases with orientees during orientation.


RN/LPN Orientation Plan
Nursing Orientation and Unit Professional Development Educators provide a core orientation program for all newly employed Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses. Content is designed to convey a basic understanding of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and related nursing care. Pediatric Hematology / Oncology is an intensive field whereas its scope and complexity can be overwhelming for new nurses who are caring for pediatric hematology/oncology patients for the first time. RN/LPN Orientation is offered monthly for new graduate and experienced nurses.


The four phases of nursing orientation