The Universal Onboarding Project is an innovation designed to standardize hospital orientation education for nursing students when onboarding for clinical and practicum.
Purpose and Goals
The purpose of the project is to facilitate the timely entry into clinical settings by creating a statewide, standardized onboarding education for prelicensure nursing students in Maryland hospitals. This will:
- decrease redundant educational trainings
- meet state, federal, and accreditation requirements
- decrease the number of trainings required
- create more efficient document review
- streamline compliance reporting
- improve the process for updating education.
Through an iterative review process, we identified module topics and designed, reviewed, and copyrighted online educational materials that comply with federal and state regulatory bodies and accreditors.
Universal Onboarding Module Topics
- Corporate Compliance and Code of Conduct
- Cultural Competency and Respect
- Hospital Acquired Conditions and Hospital Consumer AHPS
- Infection Control and Exposure Prevention
- Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
- Patient Confidentiality, HIPAA, and PHI
- Personal Protective Equipment and Transmission-Based Precautions
- Fire/Electrical Safety/Hazmat/Radiation Safety
- Safe Patient Handling
- Patient Care and Protection (developmentally appropriate care, patient assault and abuse)
- Workplace Safety (workplace violence, active shooter, emergency management)
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