Onboarding U™

Orientation for Transplant Staff

OnboardingU is a series 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.

Welcome to OnboardingU™

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.

Alliance Training Series


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

Course Catalog

Download the OnboardingU™ Course Catalog for more information on available courses and continuing education credit information.

Experience a free trial

Experience OnboardingU with a free 7-day trial. To get started, send us an email with your name, title, organization and phone number.

Continuing Education Credit

CEPTC Credit

The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance offers 0.5 Category I CEPTC credits from the American Board for Transplant Certification per completed module. Certified clinical transplant and procurement coordinators and certified clinical transplant nurses seeking CEPTC credit must complete the evaluation upon a module’s completion.

Nursing Credit

This program has been approved by The Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance (provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #17117) for 1.0 Contact Hour per two (2) completed half-hour modules. No partial credits will be awarded. Modules have been pre-paired for credit approval. Nursing certificates will be immediately available for download upon completion of all of the following criteria:

  • Both modules have been completed and passed with a score of 80% or higher.
  • User’s RN license number has been entered into his/her user profile.
  • Nursing credit evaluation is complete.

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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)