Welcome to UCSF Health! The goal of Nursing orientation is to provide relevant and meaningful information to new employees that supports their role as a Nurse at UCSF.
There are two main parts to Nursing orientation at UCSF: Centralized and Unit-based. The centralized orientation is facilitated by our Clinical Nurse Educators who provide content on a variety of Nursing topics using multiple learning modalities such hands-on training, simulation, and group discussion. This is complemented by unit-specific orientation, when new staff learn about the specifics of caring for patients in the area they will be working. This includes being assigned to experienced preceptors that will guide on caring for their unique patient population.
The following information outlines online eLearnings, resources, and FAQ’s which are covered during orientation.
Mandatory eLearnings for Nurses*
For Career/Per Diem staff, all of these are covered in HR New Employee Orientation except the ones noted with a star. Traveler staff should complete all of these before starting at UCSF. These eLearnings are located on UCSF's learning management system (UC Learning Center). In order to log in, an employee is required to log-in to MyAccess. NOTE: Temporarily disable any pop-up blockers on the browser to complete the eLearnings.
AIDET and Managing Up (average completion time: 20 minutes)
Annual Safety Training (average completion time: 60 minutes)
*General Compliance Briefing: UC Ethical Values and Conduct (average completion time: 30 minutes)
Infection Control Training for Nurses (average completion time: 30 minutes)
Pathway Wayfinding Training Video (average completion time: 15 minutes)
*UC Cyber Security Awareness Training (average completion time: 55 minutes)
*UCSF Safe Patient Handling (average completion time: 20 minutes)
*UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Non‐Supervisory Staff (average completion time: 50 minutes)
*Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare (average completion time: 25 minutes)
Traveler Nurses should contact your agency and/or the traveler coordinators to confirm orientation schedules and requirements prior to starting assignments. At least one week prior to the start date, completion of mandatory modules listed above is required. To obtain your employee ID number, please contact your agency and/or travel coordinators
2020 Department of Nursing Orientation Schedule (RNs and PCAs)
2019 Department of Nursing Orientation Schedule (RNs and PCAs)