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  1. Dale-Tam, Jennifer MSN, RN, CCNC(c)
  2. Thompson, Kristin MSN, RN


Traditional in-person delivery of nursing orientation programs at a large academic hospital could not occur because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the need to limit group sizes and adhere to physical distancing guidelines. A nurse educator team pivoted the orientation program to a virtual model combined with the review of select clinical skills and buddy shifts. This model effectively met the nurses' needs required to practice safely on an inpatient environment.