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Readiness To Practice Indicators

An evidence-based tool to guide the preceptor and orientee with measurable and specific criteria, and as a determinant of readiness to practice. 

Hospitals are challenges to expedite new graduate nurses into productive staffing yet need assurance they are ready to practice safely. Our Readiness to Practice indicators guide preceptors in determining if a new graduate can care for their full patient assignment independently; typically, within 8-10 weeks as opposed to 15-25 weeks.

Want to decrease your risk of unprepared nurses, retain newly hired nurses, and reduce the high cost of onboarding? 

Talk to us about how you can use our resources to achieve speed to practice while maintaining patient safety and nurse retention. Our clients see immediate financial returns through cost savings and receive the added benefits of increasing their nurse satisfaction and reducing the risk of unprepared nurses.

Let's Take A Closer Look

Below represents a scenario of precepting with and without Readiness to Practice Indicators RPIs:



Know your newly hired nurses are practice ready and can deliver safe, quality care.


Readiness to Practice Indicators give preceptors observable criteria to determine orientees’ readiness to practice


Give your preceptors an evidence-based tool to guide them in determining when an orientee is ready to practice independently using evidence rather than their sense of readiness.


Readiness to Practice Indicators individualize the onboarding experience reducing non-productive time, saving money.


Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield

GCPD has provided our organization a platform to perform real time documentation on the transition nurse. Mercy Hospital of Bakersfield was using the orientation check sheet for tracking purposes of a new orientee. This documentation was unable to accurately paint a picture of a new orientee’s transition into acute care nursing. GCPD is currently providing SAH system an objective view of the transition nurse. GCPD also provides the software platform for communication with leadership, all preceptors, and the orientee as they navigate their way to being a safe practicing nurse

Nona Goossen, BSN, RN, Nurse Professional Development Specialist, Residency Program Administrator

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University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Our organization is captivated by how easy the Nurse Development Resources electronic platform (Engage) is to navigate. This tool supports me in my Internal Driver role to promote standardization and accountability with nurse leaders, preceptors and RN’s assigned to use system. The design provides a transparency that allows me to easily track RN progress and quickly identify areas that need immediate attention.


Thanks for a great product!

Carrie Hamilton, MSN, RN, CCRN, Nurse Professional Development
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University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Our organization was searching for a new platform to document in real time the progress of our onboarding program for nurses. The Engage platform offered us the ability to tailor the orientation process to each staff member but maintain the integrity of the program. The GCPD staff provided incredible support during our transition process. 


The team at GCPD also facilitated our creation of a platform that met our needs as a diverse organization.

Ashley Pond, MSN, RN-BC, Nurse Professional

Development Specialist

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UMC Health System

Galen has provided an evidence-based tool that has enhanced our orientation process for nurses. Having this has allowed for open communication for all involved while being a platform to promote positive conversations during the transition period. The modules have been very well received! We have an 8-hour day, and nurses verbalized they are interactive and engaging to do. GCPD has transformed the method by which we assess competency in our organization.  We have successfully transitioned from paper “skills checklists” to true competency assessment and documentation.  Our users are so pleased with the ease of function, site accessibility, and support of the GCPD platform.

Kimberley Stunkard, MSN, RN-BC, Nurse Residency Program Coordinator  

Accelerating Nurses’ Readiness to Practice

The Center for Professional Resources helps hospitals accelerate the timeline new nurses need to practice independently. GCPD resources can help new nurses move into productive staffing EARLIER:

Readiness timeframe with & without GCPD resources:
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