Onboarding U™

Foundational Perspectives of Organ Transplantation

OnboardingU | Foundational Perspectives of Organ Transplantation is a series of learning pathways made up of online learning modules designed to supplement a transplant center's existing employee orientation program. By providing staff with expertly-developed content, this orientation tool creates an understanding of the roles and interconnected responsibilities of the multidisciplinary transplant team.

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Welcome to OnboardingU™ | Foundational Perspectives of Organ Transplantation

Drawing from the expert knowledge of transplant colleagues across the country, OnboardingU™ is a library of online training modules intended to supplement a transplant center’s employee training program. Each interactive half-hour module may be completed for CEPTC and/or nursing credit. For one affordable subscription fee, each user gains unlimited access to the entire library of modules for a twelve-month period.

OnboardingU’s learning modules have been designed as pathways based on roles. Each pathway integrates seamlessly into your transplant center’s existing training and orientation program for an enhanced, comprehensive training experience. Specific learning pathways have been developed for:

  • Transplant Administrators
  • Transplant Quality Professionals
  • Transplant Coordinators
  • Procurement Coordinators
  • Living Donor Coordinators
  • Transplant Social Workers
  • Transplant Financial Coordinators
  • Transplant Pharmacists
  • Transplant Registered Dietitians

Once enrolled, you can take any and all modules including the ones suggested for your role.

Download our Sample Orientation Plan or view it on the webpage below to see a recommended module curriculum by role.

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For one affordable subscription fee, gain unlimited access to the entire OnboardingU training library for a 12-month period.

Course Catalog

Download the OnboardingU | Foundational Perspectives of Organ Transplantation Course Catalog for more information on available courses and continuing education credit information.

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Sample Orientation & Learning Pathway Plan

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Meet the Transplant Onboarding Program Workgroup Members

The need for this Transplant Onboarding Program was identified and proposed by The Alliance Transplant Leadership Council and after a survey of the transplant community, became one of the Council’s projects.

The Alliance would like to thank the members of the Transplant Onboarding Workgroup who have contributed their time and expertise to develop the Transplant Onboarding modules:

  • Lead: Melissa Nugent, RN, BSN, CCRN, CCTC, Clinical Educator for Transplant, Texas Children’s Hospital (TX)
  • Deborah Mast, BA, Manager, Finance & Data, Stanford University Medical Center (CA)
  • Jamie V. Bucio, CPTC, EMT-P, Lead Organ Procurement Coordinator, Thoracic Procurement, University of Chicago Medical Center (IL)
  • Karen Hadzic, MSN, RN, Organ Transplant Quality Manager, Richard DeVos Heart & Lung Transplant Program, Spectrum Health DeVos Children’s Hospital (MI)
  • Leanna K. Darland, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Generalist – Pediatrics, West Virginia University Medicine, (WV)
  • Nina Jarvis, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker, Heart Transplant/LVAD, Barnes-Jewish Hospital (MO)
  • Renee Bennett, RN, BSN, CNOR, CCTC, CCTN, Transplant Administrator, Transplant Center, Cleveland Clinic Florida (FL)
  • Valinda Jones, RN, MSN, Pre-Transplant Coordinator Special Services (Quality), Harper University Hospital (MI)

The Alliance would also like to acknowledge the following Transplant Leadership Council members for their time and expertise in reviewing the modules:

  • Council Chair: Ana Hands, MD, Vice President, International Health & Transplant Services, Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute (LA)
  • Betty Crandall, RN, MS,  Administrative Director, Transplant Services, Wake Forest Baptist Health (NC)
  • Gwen McNatt, RN, PhD, CNN, FNP-BC, Director of Operations, Infectious Disease Center and Kovler Organ Transplantation Center Northwestern Memorial Hospital (IL)
  • Jaclyn Bannon, MHA, Transplant Regulatory Manager, Johns Hopkins Hospital (MD)
  • John Rosendale, MS, Biostatistician & Senior Performance Analyst, United Network for Organ Sharing (VA)
  • Jon Snyder PhD, MS, Director, Transplant Epidemiology, Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation (MN)
  • Laura Butler, MSN, FNP-BC, MMHC, Director, Organ Transplant, TriStar Centennial Medical Center (TN)
  • Randall S. Sung, MD, Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center (MI)
  • Stephan Moore MHA, FACHE, CMPE, Administrative Director, Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support, University of Florida Health – Shands Transplant Center (FL)
  • Stuart Sweet, MD, PhD, W. McKim Marriott Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University (MO)
  • Timothy J. Stevens, BSN, RN, CCTC, Director, Transplant Services, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital (WA)