Orientation to a new job can be an anxiety-producing experience, particularly when the job is specialized, such as that of an infusion therapy nurse at a comprehensive cancer center. With a team approach and using a variety of teaching/learning strategies, as well as individualizing the education plan on the basis of the learner, the orientation process at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has evolved. The current orientation program fosters the initial development of nurses who, in time, are recognized as experts in infusion therapy.

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