Preceptor Development Courses

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Author: Enda Cadmus, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

This module will review the various aspects of the preceptor role and the attributes of an effective preceptor. This includes discussing the importance of setting expectations with the nurse.

Objectives

  1. Define the role and responsibilities of the preceptor as it relates to the new nurse resident.
  2. Discuss the plan for residency program at the facility.


Author: Enda Cadmus, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

This module will explore concepts and strategies that will assist you in your role as a preceptor. This includes approaches to learning, generational differences, learning styles, motivating factors and others.

Objectives

  1. Describe how adult learning principles apply to generational and cultural differences.
  2. Describe learning styles and how they are incorporated into the plan for the nurse’s learning needs.
  3. Recognize the differences along the continuum of novice to expert.
  4. Identify motivational styles and how to apply them to the nurse resident’s learning plan.

Author: Enda Cadmus, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

This module will discuss the various aspects of critical thinking and review ways that you can encourage critical thinking among new staff members. This includes the definition, levels and elements of critical thinking as well as methods for applying this type of thinking in the clinical environment.

Objectives:

  1. Define the elements and levels of critical thinking
  2. Describe strategies that can be useful in encouraging critical thinking
  3. Identify effective prioritization strategies that can be used by the nurse


Author: Enda Cadmus, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

This module will review methods and strategies for delivering effective feedback within the preceptor program. This includes the purpose and principles of feedback as well as its practical application within the clinical environment.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the principles of effective feedback for dealing with both positive and difficult situations
  2. Apply the 4 components of the BEER method to case scenarios
  3. Identify strategies for resolving conflict