Universities were no longer able to do in person learning for nursing students. Nursing students were being taught vital skills like inserting an IV catheter via online simulation. The number of hours nursing students had to participate in clinical hours at the hospital was diminished due to the hospitals not allowing in nursing students. This created a huge educational deficit in nursing students. The nursing students who graduated during the COVID-19 pandemic are arguably less skilled than their predecessors before them. To fill this educational gap, additional training and orientation time must be provided to allow for fully competent new graduate hires. Allowing more preparation for new graduates will reduce errors thus reducing hospital costs.
Date of publication
MSN Capstone Project
Sanders, Lindsey JS, "How COVID-19 CHANGED NEW NURSE ORIENTATION" (2022). MSN Capstone Projects. Paper 208.