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Clinical Staff Orientation

Clinical Staff will be scheduled for each of the following orientation programs depending on their level of patient contact:

Prerequisite to Attending Nursing Services Orientation (NSO)

The following education is required and must be completed via Blackboard before attending Nursing Service Orientation (NSO):

  • Licensed Staff: Blackboard Course Completion Checklist
    • Only Numbers 1-8 need to be completed prior to attending NSO. The remainder of the educations need to be completed by the end of the new employee's orientation.
  • Unlicensed Staff: Blackboard Course Completion Checklist
    • Only Numbers 1-7 need to be completed prior to attending NSO.  The remainder of the educations need to be completed by the end of the new employee's orientation.

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Nursing Services Orientation (NSO): University Hospital

Molly Lanza, Clinical Educator
Phone:
464-4605
Email:
lanzam@upstate.edu

Laura Minnoe, Clinical Educator
Phone: 464-4404
Email: minnoel@upstate.edu

Nursing Services Orientation (NSO) is necessary education for new inpatient nursing and nursing support employees in order to function within guidelines of SUNY Upstate Medical University. NSO is a combination of Blackboard education and a classroom skills day. Depending on your job title, you will be assigned to attend either part of or all of this orientation program.

Dates, locations and the agenda for 2023 will be posted soon.

Prerequisite to Attending Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Class

Sucessful completion (score 100%) of Blackboard Course.  A blackboard course will be assigned according to the employee's title.

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Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Class

Cherie Kocan, Clinical Training Specialist
Phone: 464-4403
Email: kocanc@upstate.edu

Intended Audience: Licensed & unlicensed staff working on or assigned to 4B, 5W, ED, Pediatrics; All HCT & UST; Inpatient RN & LPN

Completion at hire & then annually of online CPI education and attendance at CPI classroom training

Fall and Injury Prevention Program

Intended Audience: Inpatient RNs, LPNs, OTs, PTs, MOAs & HAs; Excludes ED, Pediatrics, & Ambulatory.

Complete Blackboard Course UH340834: Fall and Injury Prevention Program

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Multidisciplinary Orientation (MDO)

Tracy Fenner, Training & Development Specialist
Phone: 464-2957
Email: fennert@upstate.edu

Intended Audience: All Licensed Inpatient Staff

Complete Blackboard Course UH8845: Multidisciplinary Orientation (MDO) within 60 days of hire

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Simulated Arrest

Kris Brindak, Clinical Educator
Phone: 464-6130
Email: brindakk@upstate.edu

To be completed with 6-months of hire by: Inpatient RNs and any Procedural or Outpatient RN who works in a department that has an emergency cart and uses a defibrillator (Zoll) for medical emergencies. Registration for this class should be done by the department.

CITI Institutional Review Board (IRB) Course

The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Institutional Review Board (IRB) course is to be completed by all clinical staff within 12-months of hire date.

  

Additional information about Nursing at Upstate

 

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