PCA / ESA Orientation

The goal of PCA / ESA orientation is to ensure the successful transition of experienced PCA’s, Nursing Students, Emergency Services Assistants, and newly credentialed PCA’s into practice, and as members of an interdisciplinary team at BWH.  The Orientation provides a forum to introduce PCA’s and ESA's to the resources, role, and documentation that supports their practice at BWH.  This orientation uses evidence-based and innovative teaching strategies to introduce patient safety technology and simulated clinical environments to facilitate transition to the unit based experience.

Patient Care Assistant / Emergency Services Assistant Orientation Dates FY18

The dates below are from July 2017 through September 2018.  Orientation is held at OBC in the Center for Nursing Excellence from 7:00-3:30 PM. PCA/ESA training is held the first three days at OBC in the Center for Nursing Excellence from 7:00-3:30 PM.  For the 3-day orientation weeks, the 3rd day will consist of PeC Training.  For the 4-day orientation weeks, the 4th day will consist of PeC Training.  Orientation will be facilitated by the Center for Nursing Excellence, and will be held at OBC in the Center for Nursing Excellence from 7:00-3:30 PM.  The time and location of PeC Training will be confirmed the first day of orientation for each new hire. 

2017
July 18, 19, 20, 21
August 1, 2, 3, 4
September 6, 7, 8
September 19, 20, 21, 22
October 11, 12, 13
November 7, 8, 9, 10, December 5, 6, 7, 8
December 19, 20, 21, 22

2018
January 17, 18, 19
January 30, 31, February 1, 2
February 13, 14, 15, 16
March 6, 7, 8, 9
April 3, 4 ,5, 6
May 15, 16, 17, 18
May 30, 31, June 1
June 12, 13, 14, 15
June 26, 27, 28, 29
July 17, 18, 19, 20
July 31, August 1, 2, 3
August 21, 22, 23, 24
September 18, 19, 20, 21

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