1. Smith, Mary MSN, RN-BC, NPD-BC, C-EFM, CCE
  2. Rumoro, Adriana MEd, BSN, RN, NPD-BC, LSSGB
  3. Staffileno, Beth A. PhD, FAHA


This article describes how a traditional in-person general nursing orientation was converted to a hybrid program, incorporating online and modified in-person components during the COVID-19 pandemic. From April to September 2020, our hybrid program successfully onboarded 125 new nurses while maintaining all COVID-19 safety precautions. As the global pandemic persists, nursing professional development teams will continue to require innovative ways to onboard nurses while meeting all orientation requirements, such as our hybrid program.