Whether you’re an experienced RN or a new graduate, your success at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital begins with our individualized orientation process.

On the first day of orientation, the Nursing Professional Development Generalist (NDPG) from our Education department will send each new nurse an individualized orientation schedule. During the second day of orientation, our NPDG will meet with each new nurse virtually to review that schedule. The first two weeks of clinical nurse orientation consist of simulation, basic arrhythmia (EKG), eCare training and online learning. Once on the unit, you’ll be assigned to a preceptor to guide your orientation. A group of experts, who also serve as mentors for nurses on the unit, will oversee your orientation process to determine your readiness to independently manage patient assignments.

Within three months of being hired, new graduate RNs will transition into our one year Nurse Residency Program.