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Class Information for Preceptor Workshop


This one day course will provide information to prepare the staff nurse for the role of the preceptor.

Contact Hours

Contact hours will be awarded to those individuals who attend the entire course and complete and submit the evaluation forms. This activity has been submitted to the Maryland Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours.

The Maryland Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Program speakers and coordinators have no relevant financial relationships, conflicts of interest, commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship relating to this course.

Please contact Rachel Perkins at 301-402-8505 for further information regarding contact hours.

Target Audience

This course is designed for the new nurse with at least one year of experience, or the experienced nurse with at least six months of experience, working on their patient care unit.

Course Objectives

1.) Identify and define the roles and responsibilities of the preceptor. 2.) Describe characteristics of adult learners. 3.) Describe the assessment process for determining the learning needs of a new employee. 4.) Identify and apply fundamental concepts of the Learning Styles Inventory and the Jung Personality Test when assessing a new employee. 5.) Describe three characteristics of a critical thinker. 6.) Describe strategies that will help facilitate the critical thinking process in preceptees. 7.) Review the CCND competency structure and validation process. 8.) Discuss generational and cultural diffferences that may occur in nursing practice. 9.) Discuss special considerations for second career nurses who are new to NIH. 10.) Describe factors which may impact the feedback process. 11.) Demonstrate effective feedback using the BEER method. 12.) Identify strategies to address challenges that may occur during the orientation process. 13.) Characterize the role of the preceptor in the evaluation process.



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