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Plan, Do, Study, Act Model to Improve an Orientation Program

Ragsdale, Mary Alice MSN, RN; Mueller, John MHA, RN

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Abstract

The Franciscan Health System has designed a new employee orientation program that is both interactive and thought-provoking. The program has transitioned from a predominantly lecture-based format to one that consists of group discussion, role playing, lunch with senior leaders in the organization, and the utilization of adult learning principles. This article describes the shortcomings of the previous program, gaps identified in the needs assessment, and performance improvement methodology used to enhance the program.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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