Pamela M. Aaltonen, PhD, RN, Karen J. Foli, PhD, RN, Kristen F. Kirby, MSN, RN, FNP-C,
Nurse Educator. 40(3):155-159, May/June 2015
Newly hired teaching assistants (TAs) in schools of nursing have varying levels of experience in academic institutions. Therefore, the orientation of TAs is important at a micro level (student instruction) and macro level (mission of the organization). The authors describe a Lean approach to strengthening TA orientation and reducing waste and inconsistency. Developed solutions and tools through the lens of quality improvement are discussed.