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Implementing Nurses for Newborns®

Training to Support Implementation

Last Updated

June 2015

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Requirements for Program Certification

No information is available.

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Pre-Service Staff Training

Registered nurses receive six to eight weeks of classroom training and field orientation in the NFN model. The training is tailored on the basis of the results of a self-assessment the nurses complete before the training. Nurses also participate in a mentoring process for the first three months, which includes accompanying their mentors on multiple visits. During these visits, the nurses use an orientation checklist to document the mentor’s key engagement strategies. After completing the mentoring process and before they are permitted to conduct independent visits, nurse home visitors must score 90 percent or higher on a post-orientation test.

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In-Service Staff Training

To ensure consistent and high quality service delivery, nurses are evaluated annually using a competency checklist. (No information on who conducts the evaluations was provided.) In addition, an annual skills fair, online training and external conference attendance, and monthly nursing meetings provide additional education opportunities.

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Training Materials

Classroom training materials include self-assessments, training modules from the March of Dimes, and PowerPoint presentations that review the NFN core clinical guidelines, use of motivational interviewing, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act practices, and home visitor safety.

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Qualified Trainers

No information is available.

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Technical Assistance

No information is available.

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Notes

The information contained on this page was last updated in June 2015. Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by Nurses for Newborns on May 7, 2015. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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