Emerging practices in onboarding programs for PAs: Program content.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

OBJECTIVE: Healthcare organizations are interested in creating onboarding programs to assist new PA and NP employees as they transition to practice settings. There is a need for information on what the ideal content and topic areas are for clinics to include in their onboarding programs. METHODS: In 2018, we interviewed 13 administrators of onboarding programs. Interviews were transcribed and analyzed for themes by a team of researchers, with feedback from interviewees. RESULTS: Eight content areas were identified and described in this paper: culture and values; goals and strategies; task proficiency; rules and policies; structure; working relationships; wellness; and navigation and politics. CONCLUSIONS: These common content areas may provide a starting point for organizations designing onboarding programs for their unique organizations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sanchez, M; Anglin, L; Rana, R; Butterfield, R; Everett, CM; Morgan, P

Published Date

  • September 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 38 - 42

PubMed ID

  • 32841977

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1547-1896

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.JAA.0000694968.61482.e6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States