Starting Off Right: APRN Onboarding and Orientation Tools for Success

Author(s): Samantha Young, Pamela Moss, Timothy Madeira

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Leadership

Role: APRN

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Hiring and onboarding of APRNs is often not standardized and can lead to variable success and retention. Through development of an accurate job description, an APRN interview process and individualized orientation method, this session provides the tools to create an advanced, competency-based foundation for APRN onboarding and growth. The learner sees examples of one large medical center’s journey to APRN excellence.


  • Summarize past, current, and future trends in APRN practice to align with the APRN consensus model.
  • Analyze your current process for hiring, onboarding and orienting an APRN into practice.
  • Design standardized tools regarding job descriptions, interview questions and individualized orientation process.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

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