ERIC Number: ED400132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
A Preceptorship Model for Nurses in Rural Health Care Facilities. Rural Education Research Series No. 2.
Pottinger, M. Enid
This report describes a preceptorship model that provides student nurses with clinical practice in rural health facilities. The development and implementation of a preceptorship model reflects a partnership between nursing education and nursing service--between the urban nursing school and the rural hospital. A five-stage preceptorship model is presented that includes development of guidelines, selection of participants, orientation of participants, implementation, and evaluation. The model draws on a literature review plus feedback from nurse preceptors and graduating nursing students. The model emphasizes the importance of clearly stated purposes and objectives; guidelines outlining the roles and responsibilities of the student, the preceptor, and the faculty liaison; and careful selection and preparation of all participants. In spring 1992, 24 students completed their senior practicums in rural hospitals using the preceptorship model; all were satisfied with the experience, met their clinical objectives, and completed their learning contracts. Evaluations of the model by the faculty liaison person, preceptors, and students resulted in 18 recommendations to improve implementation of the model. The strongest preceptor recommendation was that students and preceptors work identical hours with identical patient assignments. Contains 53 references. Appendices include preceptor questionnaire, terminal nursing competencies, agreement between nursing school and health care facility, form for assessing potential preceptors, and evaluation forms for students and preceptors. (Author/SV)
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Models, Nurses, Nursing Education, Practicum Supervision, Practicums, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Rural Areas, Rural Education
Rural Development Institute, Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada R7A 6A9 ($10.70).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.
Authoring Institution: Brandon Univ. (Manitoba). Rural Development Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Canada