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  1. Smith, Charlene M. MSEd, MS, WHNP, BC


The reality of the nursing shortage, combined with limited education resources, requires a flexible and efficient approach to orienting experienced nurses seeking per diem or temporary employment. A solution to meet the learners' needs and maximize educational resources involves making a transition from traditional instructor-led orientation programs to an e-orientation Web-based learning methodology. To operationalize a Web-based curriculum, the nurse educator can apply the standards of practice for nursing professional development to effectively develop an e-orientation that meets the needs of administrators, the educators, and the temporary/per diem nurses.