Resources

Websites

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center
    • Accreditation of Providers of Continuing Nursing Education. This site provides information on accreditation, contacts, program updates, and a list of accredited organizations.
    • 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.
      • To access these FREE resources, go to the Palm Healthcare website at http://www.palmhealthcare.org/nursing-preceptor-podcasts. You will find both audio and video (scroll down) versions so that you can listen or view them from your phone, computer, ipod, or web supported device.
      • If you have any feedback or ideas for future development please contact Dr. Cynthia Blum at cblum@fau.edu
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