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Getting the Most from Orientation

(757) 668-7128

These ground rules will help establish an optimal learning experience for your growth during clinical orientation as well as all future educational offerings at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Health System.


You are expected to arrive to class each day by the scheduled time. Allot appropriate time for traffic and parking. In most cases, classrooms will be accessible 30 minutes prior to scheduled start time. You may be required to make up program content missed due to tardiness.


Class facilitators strive to create interactive environments. Your input and active participation is essential in meeting that end.


Come to class awake, alert and ready to participate. A good night’s rest is required, so please avoid working the night before a program. The program facilitator/instructor will address attentiveness issues individually when noted. You may be required to make up any program content missed due to inattentiveness during the session.


Share comments with the group rather than limiting conversations to those around you. Classes usually consist of participants in varied roles with varied experiences. This breadth and wealth of knowledge contributes to course content.

Program Facilitator

A program facilitator will be available each day to coordinate the room arrangements and program schedule. The facilitator is available to answer any questions you may have regarding your orientation process. Please notify the facilitator if you are going to be absent from class for any reason.

Program Facilitators

Primary Facilitator

Katelyn Hildreth, MSN, RN, CPN
Clinical practice and education specialist
Office: (757) 668-8692

Secondary Facilitators

Wendy Davis, MSN, RN
Director, Nursing Practice and Education Department
Office: (757) 668-7139


Where Orientation Takes Place
(757) 668-7128