Teaching old dogs new tricks: RN "Returnship" Program.

  title={Teaching old dogs new tricks: RN "Returnship" Program.},
  author={Karen Bouwman and Julene B Kruithof},
  journal={Journal for nurses in staff development : JNSD : official journal of the National Nursing Staff Development Organization},
  volume={20 4},
RN shortages, lack of experienced RNs, technological advances, closed doors to RNs without recent acute care experience-these are the common problems making it difficult for experienced RNs to return to the hospital setting after an extended absence. Solution? A specialized orientation-the "RN Returnship Program." This creative and adaptable medical-surgical nursing program met these unique needs. The Returnship Program was designed to support "old dog" RNs and teach them the "new tricks" of… CONTINUE READING