Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations

A Private, Not-for-Profit, Licensed and Nationally Accredited College of Nursing
Where dreams of a Better Tomorrow Come True … Learn, Grow, Become …
Located at:
5154 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Phone: (561)683-1400
Fax: (561)683-6773
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Lois M. Gackenheimer, PhD Ed, MSN, RN
Executive Director / President
Orientation Schedule for all Staff
Employee Name:

Job Title:

Employee Start Date:

The following checklist is expected to be complete during the Employee’s 90 day probationary period. Priority 1 and 2 are designated as a guideline to assist in the coordination of each staff member’s orientation. A probationary period is generally considered a 90 day period, but may be extended for good cause. The new employee and the individual orienting are to initial beside each item covered.

Priority 1New
Review job description/expectations of position  
Review and understand policies and procedures as job necessitates (including location for reference, general, personnel, fiscal, QA, catalog, safety and security, disaster evacuation plan, and handbook)  
Mission and Philosophy of college  
Receive keys and supplemental paperwork  
Licensure and accreditation standards  
Review and understand HIPPA as it relates to students and colleague confidentiality of information  
Review code of conduct, civility, and use of internet policy  
Introduction to staff, faculty & environment (inc: location of supplies, bathrooms, closets, all other job descriptions, inventory)  
Receive assignment for employee mentor and begin to get acquainted with mentor  
Review of co-workers jobs, assignments, roles within the organization  
Benefit accrual, benefit options, retirement investment, payroll process, time sheets, direct deposit, school closing  
Review retention strategies and Satisfactory Progress policies  
Meet with Admission Assistant at the front desk to observer, learn procedures, i.e., customer service, greeting, phone servicing, daily routine, program offerings, opening and closing procedures  
Meet with Admission’s Specialist to review recruitment process, review of ISS, SDS, admissions testing  
Meet with Registrar in Records Department to learn how and why records are kept, attendance, grades, duties of registrar  
Meet with Job Development Placement Counselor to understand the importance of Job Placement follow up once a student enters ANHO  
Overview of continuing education as required by licensing and accrediting bodies  
Learn weekly reports due supervisors  
Meet with representative of Financial Aid Dept. to understand aid available to students, when, at what point it is available  
Domestic Violence Policy, Procedure and Educational Material  
Review time off requests  
Meet with supervisor re: annual reports, strategic plan of school, goals for the year  
Familiarize with learning resources available to students and employees  
Review Student/Faculty Handbook & Catalog  
Review of Satisfactory Progress Standards for students  
Review of Accreditation/Licensure Standards and expectations  
Review recruitment and community resources available to students  
Review recruitment and community resources available to students  
Review Policies and Procedures – location of policies on server, general, personnel, fiscal, quality assurance, catalog, safety, security, disaster, evacuation, testing, grading  
Become acclimated to the Freedom software used for tracking students – understand how software is used for admissions, financial aid, records, grades, attendance, and placement  

Priority 2
Review individual accreditation standard/self-study material  
Observe and learn admissions procedures: customer service, greeting and phone servicing, daily routine of front desk position, program offerings, and opening and closing procedures  
Review of questions asked on a daily basis and resources needed by support and services division  
Review of college offerings (WIA services, employment services, support services)  
Review recruitment process and admissions testing  
Review State/National testing procedures as they relate to the Records Department  
Review grants and student funding sources  
Review of admissions criteria and process for admissions acceptance for each program  
Review of importance of attendance for midpoint evaluations and student monetary status  
Review process of equipment and supply requisitioning and procuring  
Request for Purchase Orders (P.O.) and approvals as necessary  
Job placement requirements and importance of job placement as well as job placement forms and reports  
Orientation to media center/library, learning resources (ATI, Evolve, HESI, CINAHL, Nursing Journals, and Library Catalog  
Orient to student Academic Advisement  
Review classroom schedule and learn where changes are posted  

Supervisor guidance as necessary: Notes/ Comments:

Orientation and Probationary Period Complete Satisfactorily :

Supervisor Sign and Date