NEWS BRIEFS: February 26, 2001

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/23/2001

ORIENTATION KEY TO RETENTION OF NURSES

Toronto — Nurses who receive supportive, comprehensive and informative introductions to their workplaces have clearer expectations of their roles and are more likely to stay with their employers, says Irmajean Bajnok of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. The association is developing a plan for orientation programs, and will launch pilot programs. Current programs are inconsistent in scope and intent, often too short and not based on principles of adult education, Bajnok says.

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