ERIC Number: ED273320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Development of Guidelines for a Post-Graduate Preceptorship in Nursing Program.
A literature review and survey were conducted to help develop guidelines for the establishment of a post-graduate preceptorship program for new nurses. The major role of the preceptorship in nursing is to assist recent graduates in making the transition from school to professional life through a clinical experience during which the new nurse works on a one-to-one basis with an experienced nurse preceptor. Surveys were mailed to 50 hospitals and 25 schools of nursing, requesting information concerning preceptorship programs, curriculum, and topics for the guidelines. The survey found that of the 27 responding hospitals, 13 had a preceptorship program for new employees; and of the 16 responding nursing schools, 5 offered a preceptorship experience. All of the hospitals and schools which had preceptorship programs were pleased with the results. The study report includes the resulting "Guidelines for the Preceptorship in Nursing Program," which detail program goals and objectives; the roles of the preceptee, preceptor, program coordinator, and preceptorship task force; information on choosing, preparing, and rewarding preceptors; guidance on preceptee recruitment, requirements, orientation, and evaluation, along with relevant forms; information on planning the curriculum and the present status of the curriculum at Mt. San Antonio College, California; a discussion of legal implications and student and institutional liability; an overview of fiscal considerations; and materials for program evaluation. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.