Welcome to UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital! 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 modules, resources and FAQ’s which are covered during orientation. 

Mandatory Modules for Nurses*

These modules 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 modules.

*For career/per diem staff, all of these modules are completed during the  HR New Employee Orientation except for UCSF Safe Patient Handling

Travel Nurses

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

General Resources

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