Welcome to OnboardingU™

The Alliance Transplant Onboarding Program or OnboardingU™ is a new and innovative e-learning initiative! This program features a library of online training modules intended to supplement a transplant center’s new employee orientation program. We have designed OnboardingU™ to provide all newly-hired transplant staff with a solid foundation of field-related information, in order to facilitate success in their new role, as well as to promote engagement and employee retention. Each of the brief modules contain voiceover scripts, interactive puzzles & games to stimulate learning, and a short closing assessment to measure retention.

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Would you like a mentor in transplant?

If you are new to transplant or new to your role in transplant and are looking for a peer who can mentor you in your role, visit The Alliance Transplant Mentorship Program webpage and learn more about this new opportunity and submit your application.

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Available Courses: 
Download the latest Course Catalog for more information on available courses and continuing education credit information.

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Target Audience: 
The target audience are members of the transplantation team, including administrators, coordinators, nurses, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, pharmacists, dietitians and other transplantation center professionals. These modules will be particularly helpful for new transplant staff members and leaders unfamiliar with transplantation, organizations with orientation deficits, and individuals hoping to learn more about transplantation from an interactive and engaging source.

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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, Clincial 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)