The goal of nursing orientation is to ensure that orientees receive consistent information regarding policies, procedures, standards and documentation to support practice and familiarize them with the UC Davis Health vision, mission, values, goals and organizational structure. In addition, each orientee is shown how to independently access online polices, procedures and competencies. Policies covered include infection control, emergency response and the work environment.

In keeping with the UC Davis Health vision, mission, values and goals, the objectives of nursing orientation are geared toward creatively using existing resources to meet the new demands of a constantly changing health-care environment. Nursing orientation provides advanced technological presentations including a learning management system for computerized examinations. An overview of the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing’s website familiarizes the orientees with nursing education, patient and employee education, health education and resources.

Chief Patient Care Services Officer, Toby Marsh, R.N., M.S.A., M.S.N., F.A.C.H.E., N.E.A.-BC, welcomes all orientees to UC Davis Health. In addition, staff from Risk Management, Nursing ResearchPharmacy and Patient Services provide information regarding their areas of practice.

Schedule

Nursing orientation will begin on Monday. Please refer to the schedule below to determine specific dates and times.

Agenda


Monday
12:30 – 4:30 p.m. (Group A & B)

  • Welcome to UC Davis Health
  • Risk Management
  • Medication Error Prevention
  • Palliative Care
  • Donor Services

Tuesday
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Group A & B)

  • Professional Practice Model
  • Magnet / Shared Governance
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Self-Care
  • Quality and Safety
  • Nurse-Sensitive Indicators
  • Hand Hygiene
  • HCAHPS
  • Infection Control
  • PCS Safety Goals / BEST
  • Inpatient Code Blue
  • Population-Specific Care
  • Pressure Injury Prevention
  • Inpatient EMR Training

Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Group A)
Noon – 4 p.m. (Group B)

  • E-Learning
  • CPR Skills Validation as needed

Dates


2018
  • September 10, 11, & 13
  • September 24, 25, & 27
  • October 22, 23, & 25
  • November 5, 6, & 8
  • November 26, 27, & 29
  • December 17, 18, & 20

2019

  • January 7, 8, & 10
  • January 28, 29, & 31
  • February 11, 12, & 14
  • March 11, 12, & 14
  • April 1, 2, & 4
  • May 6, 7, & 9
  • May 20, 21, & 23
  • June 3, 4, & 6
  • June 24, 25, & 27
  • July 8, 9, & 11
  • July 22, 23, & 25
  • August 5, 6, & 8
  • September 9, 10, & 12
  • September 23, 24, & 26
  • October 21, 22, & 24
  • November 4, 5, & 7
  • November 18, 19, & 21
  • December 9, 10, & 12

Agenda


Monday

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Welcome to UC Davis Health
  • Risk Management
  • Medication Error Prevention
  • Palliative Care
  • Donor Services

Wednesday
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Professional Practice Model
  • Magnet / Shared Governance
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Self-Care
  • Quality and Safety
  • Nurse-Sensitive Indicators
  • Hand Hygiene
  • HCAHPS
  • Infection Control
  • Quality Improvement
  • Ambulatory Code Blue
  • Population-Specific Care
  • Pressure Injury Prevention
  • E-Learning
  • CPR Skills Validation as needed

Dates


2018
  • September 10 & 12
  • September 24 & 26
  • October 22 & 24
  • November 5 & 7
  • November 26 & 28
  • December 17 & 19

2019

  • January 7 & 9
  • January 28 & 30
  • February 11 & 13
  • March 11 & 13
  • April 1 & 3
  • May 6 & 8
  • May 20 & 22
  • June 3 & 5
  • June 24 & 26
  • July 8 & 10
  • July 22 & 24
  • August 5 & 7
  • September 9 & 11
  • September 23 & 25
  • October 21 & 23
  • November 4 & 6
  • November 18 & 20
  • December 9 & 11

Agenda


Monday
12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

  • Welcome to UC Davis Health
  • Risk Management
  • Medication Error Prevention
  • Palliative Care
  • Donor Services

Dates


2018
  • September 10
  • September 24
  • October 22
  • November 5
  • November 26
  • December 17

2019

  • January 7
  • January 28
  • February 11
  • March 11
  • April 1
  • May 6
  • May 20
  • June 3
  • June 24
  • July 8
  • July 22
  • August 5
  • September 9
  • September 23
  • October 21
  • November 4
  • November 18
  • December 9

Agenda


Monday
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Welcome to UC Davis Health
  • Risk Management
  • Medication Error Prevention
  • Palliative Care
  • Donor Services

Tuesday
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Professional Practice Model
  • Magnet / Shared Governance
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Population-Specific Care
  • Nurse Residency Program Overview and Support
  • Self-Care
  • Pressure Injury Prevention
  • CPR Skills Validation

Wednesday
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Quality and Safety
  • Nurse-sensitive Indicators
  • Hand Hygiene
  • HCAHPS
  • Infection Control
  • PCS Safety Goals / BEST
  • SBAR Communication
  • Interprofessional Communication
  • Time Management
  • Group Photograph
  • E-Learning

Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Inpatient Code Blue
  • Hands-on Skills Stations
  • Hospital Tour

Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Inpatient EMR Training
  • E-learning

Dates


2018
  • Oct 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12 (Cohort 26)

2019

  • February 25, 26, 27, 28, & March 1 (Cohort 27)
  • April 22, 23, 24, 25, & 26 (Cohort 28)
  • August 19, 20, 21, 22, & 23 (Cohort 29)
  • October 7, 8, 9, 10, & 11 (Cohort 30)

Required exams and CPR

All required exams and CPR must be completed before working on the unit. Every employee is held accountable for all policies and procedures. Selected policies and procedures will be emphasized.  It is each individual's responsibility to read in depth the information provided in the nursing orientation syllabus.

Security clearance

Security clearance must be completed before working on the unit.

Persons with disabilities

Individuals needing special accommodations may call the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing at (916) 734-9790.