Arriving at a hospital for the first time can be daunting for a nurse. They need to be familiar with new people, environments, computer systems and processes. It is difficult for even the most experienced nurse to perform to their maximum potential with so much unfamiliarity.
Welcoming a nurse to your hospital, thanking them for coming and introducing them to the team is a great way of making them feel welcome, appreciated and supported. This, in turn, will increase the likelihood of the nurse returning when you are short-staffed again.
Please keep in mind that your uPaged nurse may seek full-time employment in your hospital in future. uPaged supports this transition without hefty recruitment fees, so a little support now may be rewarding down the track.