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Nursing & Unit Clerk Orientation

What to expect for Nursing and Unit Clerk Orientation

Nursing Orientation Agenda

Tuesday

  • 0700 Registration & Welcome
  • Nursing Shared Governance
  • Care Delivery Model
  • Break
  • Nursing Portal
  • Medication Calculation Assessment (**a calculator is available online but bring your own if you prefer)
  • Lunch
  • Web-Based Education
  • Break
  • Safe Medication Processes
  • Class Evaluation
  • 1530 Close

Wednesday

  • 0700 Registration & Welcome
  • Powerchart (electronic patient record)
  • Lunch
  • EMAR
  • Class Evaluation
  • 1530 Close


Food

  • Beverages (coffee, tea, water, juice, sodas) are available for purchase at the eCafe or in the vending area of the Education Center.
  • Meals are available for purchase through the cafeteria or coffee shops. A microwave is available in the cafeteria. No refrigerator is available.
  • A lactation lounge is on site.


Directions to Christiana Hospital

4755 Ogletown-Stanton Rd. (Route 4)
Newark, DE 19718
302-733-1000

Click for a map of the Christiana Hospital  campus.

From I-95, southbound:

  • Take Exit 4B onto Route 58 west (Churchmans Rd.).
  • Follow Route 58 one mile.
  • Turn left at the light to enter Christiana Hospital campus.

From I-95, northbound:

  • Take Exit 4B onto Route 7/Route 1 north.
  • Take Exit 166 onto Route 58 west (Churchmans Rd.).
  • Follow Route 58 for six-tenths of a mile.
  • Turn left at the light to enter Christiana Hospital campus.

From southern New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties:

  • Take Exit 166 off of Route 7/Route 1 north and onto Route 58 west (Churchmans Rd.).
  • Follow Route 58 for six-tenths of a mile.
  • Turn left at the light to enter Christiana Hospital campus.

From southern Chester County, Pennsylvania:

  • Follow Route 41 south to Route 7 south.
  • Follow Route 7 to right turn onto Route 4 west (Ogletown-Stanton Rd.).
  • Turn left on Route 58 east.
  • Go three-tenths of a mile and turn right onto Christiana Hospital campus.

From Cecil County, Maryland:

  • Take I-95 north to Exit 4B Route 7/Route 1 north.
  • Take Exit 166 onto Route 58 west (Churchmans Rd.).
  • Follow Route 58 six-tenths of a mile.
  • Turn left at the light to enter Christiana Hospital campus.

From Maryland's Eastern Shore:

  • Take Maryland Route 213 north to Route 40 east.
  • From Route 40 turn onto Route 7/Route 1 north.
  • Take Exit 166 onto Route 58 west (Churchmans Rd.).
  • Follow Route 58 six-tenths of a mile.
  • Turn left at the light to enter Christiana Hospital campus.

From New Jersey:

  • After crossing the Delaware Memorial Bridge, follow I-295 to I-95 south Exit 4B to Route 58 west (Churchmans Rd.).
  • Follow Route 58 one mile.
  • Turn left at the light to enter Christiana Hospital campus.

Parking

  • Please plan on arriving to the Christiana Hospital campus by 0640 to allow adequate time to arrive at the Education Center by 0700.
  • Park in Lot D or Lot F.
  • Follow the signs from the parking lot into the building, and upstairs to the registration desk and auditorium. 

What if it snows?

In the event of severe weather, listen to one of the following radio stations to find out if orientation will be canceled: WJBR (99.5 FM); WSTW (93.7 FM); WDEL (1150 AM); WILM (1450 AM); WNRK (1260 AM) or call 302-733-5366.  If New Employee Orientation is canceled, contact your department manager for further instructions.


If I'm sick or have an emergency, whom do I call?

Employees should call their nurse manager st to inform them if they will be absent from Nursing Orientation. If employees do not yet know the phone number of their nurse manager, then they should call 302-733-1000 and ask the operator to transfer them to their department to speak with their manager.


What do I wear to Nursing and Unit Clerk Orientation?

Christiana Care's Appearance Standard

As a health care provider, Christiana Care desires to portray an image that instills a sense of confidence, security and professionalism to those who have entrusted their care to us and to those with whom we work. Each employee is a representative of Christiana Care and presents an image of the organization to those we serve. Therefore, standards of appearance have been established to ensure that employees present the appropriate corporate image. Although you may work in a non-public area, at times you will have interaction in public areas in the view of patients and other customers. Each department may establish additional guidelines based on the specific needs of their department.

  • Clothing is to be professional in appearance - no tears, rips or holes
  • Dresses or skirts no more than 3 inches above the knee
  • Shoes clean and polished, if applicable
  • Hair kept neat and clean
  • Facial or other body piercing jewelry (other than modest earrings, no more than 2 per earlobe) is not permitted while on duty

Unacceptable attire/appearance:

  • Jeans of any sort
  • Sweat shirts or sweat pants
  • T-shirts
  • Hats of any kind (while inside)
  • Leggings or other inappropriate form-fitting attire
  • Cropped tops or low-cut shirts that expose the midriff
  • Lettering or messages on clothing
  • Shirts not tucked in

Christiana Care's appearance standards address personal hygiene as well as the avoidance of odors that may impact our patients such as strong perfumes, cologne and the odor of tobacco. Employees who do smoke should take necessary precautions to avoid the odor of tobacco or smoke residue while at work.

Smoking
For the health of our patients and employees, Christiana Care is a smoke free work place. Smoking is NOT permitted in any Christiana Care facility, on any Christiana Care campus (this includes in your car in our parking lot) or on an employee's work time. Christiana Care does not require that employees quit smoking, however does not permit smoking or the use of chewing tobacco as noted above. Smoking cessation resources are available to employees who would like to quit. Employees who do not wish to quit smoking are encouraged to develop strategies to remain smoke free throughout their work day.

Delaware Health Sciences Alliance CarePages Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing

Christiana Care is a private not-for-profit regional health care system and relies in part on the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations to fulfill its mission. To learn more about how you can support our mission, please visit christianacare.org/donors.

Christiana Care Health System PO Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899 800-693-CARE