Which action is most appropriate for the nurse-manager to take?
A primary unit nurse tells the nurse-manager that a newly hired registered nurse needs an additional week of orientation in order to function effectively on the staff.
A. Tell the primary nurse that the new nurse must finish orientation within 6 weeks because of a staffing shortage. B. Meet with the new nurse and the primary nurse and help set up an additional week of orientation. C. Fire the new nurse because the unit is short-staffed and needs nurses who can complete the orientation process in the normal length of time. D. Schedule a staff meeting to find out if there are deficiencies or flaws in the orientation process.
Meet with the new nurse and the primary nurse and help set up an additional week of orientation.-rationale: the nurse-manager is responsible for adequate orientation of new staff. a need for additional orientation doesnt mean that a nurse isnt competent. however, the new nurse should know whats expected of her and how soon she must fulfill those expectations. firing the new nurse isnt the answer because shes apparently close to completing orientation and the primary nurse says she has good skills. periodically reviewing and revising the orientation process is a good idea. however, in this case, the most appropriate course of action is to help the new nurse complete her orientation as efficiently as possible.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: management of carecognitive level: analysisreference: taylor, c., et al. fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 541.