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Nursing Orientation

LOCATION: Overlake's PACCAR Education Center
425-688-5882

What is Nursing Orientation?

The goal of Nursing Orientation is to provide employees with consistent information regarding policies, procedures, standards, and documentation to support patient care and practices.

What will I learn at Nursing Orientation?

Depending on your position, you will be scheduled to attend and participate in various presentations, learning modules, hands-on training, and clinical and technology competencies. Specific requirements are outlined in the agenda, per orientation day.

How will I find out which days to attend?

Prior to your first day of employment, you will be automatically enrolled into this orientation. The amount of time you will spend in this orientation will depend on your position, and varies from 1 to 3 days in length. Classes are held during the day, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at approximately 4:30 p.m. The schedule you will receive varies depending on your position. For some, Nursing Orientation will be 1 or 2 days; others will need to attend all 3 days. Your recruiter will notify you of which dates and times and schedule you for this orientation prior to your start date. You will also receive an e-mail notification from your recruiter confirming your orientation dates and times.

What if I have schedule conflicts and can’t complete the Nursing Orientation schedule? Will this impact my ability to start work in my department?

Nursing Orientation is typically scheduled the first Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of every month. It is mandatory, per Overlake’s policy, that all employees who are scheduled to attend Nursing Orientation, complete required modules and be signed-off on competencies. You can arrange to postpone some of your orientation to a future cycle, if necessary. How it will impact your ability to start work in your department will be a decision that is made by your supervisor and Clinical Education.

Where is Nursing Orientation held?

Classes will be held in the PACCAR Education Center. For driving directions, please see the Overlake Campus Map.

Dress Code

Please come dressed in business casual attire (no shorts, jeans or flip flops). For your comfort, we suggest you wear clothing that you can layer, or bring a light jacket or sweater, depending on the temperature. Depending on your position, you may have specific attire, such as scrubs. Please check with your manager as to what your position requires. Scrubs are appropriate for Nursing Orientation as well.