Purpose: to educate the experienced registered nurse precepting new graduate and newly hired registered nurses.
Course description: this course is designed to give the experienced registered nurse the background education and tools necessary to be an effective preceptor utilizing videos and written lectures. You will learn what the role of the preceptor is, as well as what the role of the preceptee is, what are appropriate methods of feedback, how to identify difficult personalities and what the tools are for decreasing the stress that can accompany interacting with them, what some of the legal aspects of precepting are, and finally, who your resources are.
Course completion: please go through each topic listed on the left, including watching each video located within certain topics. Once you are done, please complete the two tasks, which can be found under the Task heading above. The first task asks you to write out five reasons why you want to be a preceptor and the second task is the final exam. Please fill in your answers for the first task and they will be sent to us automatically. The final exam consists of 20 questions that are multiple choice and true/false. You will need 85% (17 correct) to pass the test. Once you have passed the test, please print out your completion certificate by clicking the Certificate heading above. Bring a copy of this certificate to the on-site portion of this course.
If you have any problems or questions, please call Susan Hausle in the Staff Development department at 610-766-4654.