HCEA supports and mentors health care educators on small and large staffs, and in rural and metropolitan settings. Their mission is to provide a learning community for professionals committed to improving health care and the organizations they serve through education.
Preparing to be a Preceptor
In response to Nurse Preceptor’s concerns regarding an absence of ongoing support, Palm Healthcare Foundation, in Palm Beach County, Florida, has funded the development of podcasts, depicting common preceptor/preceptee concerns. Available as both audio and video files, they are designed to prepare nurse preceptors to work more effectively with students and new graduates. Each of these short, 5-8 minute recordings represents a preceptor-identified area of unsafe nursing practice: the inability to demonstrate knowledge and skills; attitude problems; unprofessional behavior; and poor communication skills.
Using caring behaviors to engage student and novice nurses, constructive approaches to each situation are highlighted.Using pre/post research data, these resources have been demonstrated to positively influence “Preceptor Perceptions of Benefits.” When the supporting literature is published, Dr. Blum will share that information.