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  1. Kennedy, Julie Marie MSN, RN
  2. Nichols, Amy A. EdD, RN, CNS
  3. Halamek, Louis P. MD
  4. Arafeh, Julie M. R. MSN, RN


Hospitals routinely provide orientation for the new nurses they hire. The evolution of nursing practice is not reflected in the current teaching methods of nursing orientation. The authors examine the past 60 years of nursing department orientation and assert the need to move toward more effective and innovative teaching strategies.