Aurora graduate nurses are surrounded by a network of support during their individualized orientation. Resources help graduate nurses grow professionally as they learn to provide outstanding patient-centered care
New nurses can expect direct patient care within their first two days on the nursing unit. Classes with other new nurses will also be part of your orientation.
Orientation is usually completed within six weeks of full time hours, but may take longer for specialty areas. On some units, individuals needing additional time in order to feel fully comfortable may have access to a resource nurse for continued support toward independence.
You will be surrounded by patient-centered caregivers and expert resources, including an experienced nurse preceptor selected for your orientation, Clinical Nurse Specialist, a master's level nurse working exclusively on your unit, and your Patient Care Manager.
Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) testing preparation and review is offered at the start of orientation to any graduate nurse hired within Aurora Health Care — at no cost to you!
The benefits of this preparation include:
- 99.3% pass rate, based on readiness to test from your ATI coach
- Unlimited access
- Individualized, focused study plan based on predictor test
- Online coach
- Ongoing email communication
- Test-taking strategies, NCLEX tips, Blackboard Web site, discussion boards and more
- Resources available until NCLEX passed