• 10-15%
    of average hospitals are staffed
    by new graduates
  • 31%
    of new nurses leave after the 2nd year
  • $85K
    is the average hospitals spend per nurse turnover each year

Tools to Help You on Your Journey

Clinical Orientation Programs

Partnering with top nursing associations, HealthStream offers online orientation programs for a variety of clinical areas, including Pediatric and Neonatal; Critical Care; and Perioperative Care and Perinatal Care.


ECCO 3.0: This interactive, care-based course is designed to orient nurses on critical care basics. Modules cover the diagnostic tools, diseases and disorders, and patient management principles common in the critical care unit.

Basic ECG Interpretation 2.0: The latest addition to AACN’s eLearning curriculum, this 6.5-hour course features real-life case studies to deepen learner understanding and sharpen clinical skills. Nurses are equipped with knowledge for quickly identifying potential cardiac threats and responding appropriately.


Periop 101: A Core Curriculum: This curriculum incorporates clinical skills checklists, assessment activities, as well as course administrator and preceptor training. Build confidence in your nurses and optimize perioperative efficiency by reducing turnover and lowering patient risk.

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Essentials of Pediatric Critical Care Orientation (EPCCO) and Essentials of Neonatal Critical Care Orientation (ENCCO): Bridge the knowledge gap between what clinicians learn in school and what is expected of them in treating critically ill children. EPCCO and ENCCO’s online didactic content enhances clinical confidence and competence in caring for the most fragile of patients.

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Surviving Your First Years as a Nurse: A series of six online courses which provide nurses with essential career information they might not have received in school. These courses explore Dealing with Difficult Patients, Legal Risks as a Nurse, Advancing Your Nursing Career, Transitioning from Student to Professional Nurse, Social Media for Healthcare Providers, and Bullying: A Nurse-to-Nurse Dilemma.

Nurse Turnover Savings Calculator

Nurses are turning over at staggering rates – at an average cost of $6.25 million to your hospital every year. 
See how much your facility could save by reducing nurse turnover.

See Our Solutions In Action

For more than 25 years, more than 4,000 healthcare organizations have partnered with HealthStream to fulfill their promise of high quality care.

We were thrilled to have the opportunity to try out the nurse residency pathway because it was very structured—while formal it, at the same time, gave us the ability to customize the course content to meet our needs.
Michelle Hammerly
Director of Education, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas - St. Elizabeth

CHRISTUS Health | Nurse Residency Pathway

CHRISTUS Health, a HealthStream customer for 16 years, partners with HealthStream to pilot Nurse Residency Pathways to improve nurse confidence.

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