Effective Preceptor Handbook for Nurses (10 Pack)

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Effective Preceptor Handbook for Nurses (10 Pack)

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Effective Preceptor Handbook for Nurses (10 Pack)

 

Diana Swihart, PhD, DMin, MSN, APN CS, RN-BC

The Effective Preceptor Handbook for Nurses provides new preceptors with the evidence-based skills they need to build supportive one-on-one teaching and learning relationships with new nurses.

In this invaluable and compact handbook, nurse preceptors in training will learn how to access adult learning styles, validate competencies, develop critical feedback and evaluation skills, and gain confidence to successfully onboard and launch their preceptees. Preceptors will also be introduced to the idea of portfolio-building as a way to prepare for certification.

Couple this handbook with The Preceptor Program Builder and The Essential Preceptee Handbook to create a comprehensive program resource that meets the needs of your professional development staff, preceptors, and new staff members.


Benefits:

The Effective Preceptor Handbook for Nurses prepares new preceptors for the important roles and responsibilities they will face as they orient nurses to the clinical environment, including:

  • Applying evidence-based practice and critical thinking behaviors to the development of their preceptees
  • Working with their preceptees to develop key competencies
  • Providing effective feedback, clear communication, competency assessment, and performance evaluation techniques as part of everyday interactions with their preceptees
  • Encouraging professional development of their preceptees, including the eventual transition from preceptorship to mentorship
  • Practical tips and suggestions for the new preceptor
  • Updated information related to preceptoring as a professional specialty, including portfolio-building and options for certification
  • The latest research on adult learningPractical tips and suggestions for the new preceptor
  • Updated information related to preceptoring as a professional specialty, including portfolio-building and options for certification
  • The latest research on adult learning

 

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Preceptor Roles, Competencies, and Responsibilities
  • How Adults Learn
  • Creating a Climate for Learning
  • Validating Competency
  • Providing Feedback
  • Performance Evaluation Process
  • Confronting Reality Shock
  • Letting Go
  • Bibliography
  • Important Contacts
  • Notes

 

About the Author:

Diana Swihart, PhD, DMin, MSN, APN CS, RN-BC, is an internationally known speaker, author, educator, and consultant on topics related to preceptors, shared governance, competency assessment, professional development, servant leadership, professional research, and evidence-based practice. In 2008, her publication Nurse Preceptor Program Builder: Tools for a Successful Preceptor Program, Second Edition, was selected as a core resource for the national VHA RN Residency Program. Dr. Swihart is the CEO for the American Academy for Preceptor Advancement.

Continuing Education:

If you would like to find out about the availability of nursing contact hours on this or any other HCPro nursing book, please visit our Continuing Education information page, here.

Published: April 2014