Preceptor Tool Kit

Welcome to the Nurse Preceptor Academy, reprinted with permission from the Health Alliance of MidAmerica, LLC. Everything you need to conduct your own Nurse Preceptor Academy is included below.

Overview of the Preceptor Role

1

45 min

The goal of this module is to describe preceptors with their role as a coach and mentor, importance of learning styles, barriers to learning and strategies to enhance learning.

Objectives

· Examine the roles and responsibilities of the preceptor

· Discuss similarities and differences between the preceptor and mentor roles

· Recognize adult learning concepts

Materials Needed

Flip Chart
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PDF icon G-NPA Instructor Tab 1 Overview.pdf179.43 KB
Microsoft Office document icon G-NPA Instructor Tab 1 Overview.doc111 KB
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PDF icon G-NPA Manual Tab 1 Preceptor Role.pdf153.05 KB
Microsoft Office document icon G-NPA Manual Tab 1 Preceptor Role.doc187 KB

Identifying Learning Needs and Developing Strategies

2

45 min

This module establishes the importance of developing a learning plan with the preceptee. Prioritizing learning needs, enhancing critical thinking and developing an empowered partnership.

Objectives

· Describe the process to assess and meet the preceptee’s learning needs

· Assess the preceptor and preceptee’s level of nurse proficiency according to Benner’s framework

· Identify strategies the preceptor can use to support the development of the preceptee’s critical thinking skills

Materials Needed

ppt file NPA_2_LearningNeeds
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PDF icon G-NPA Instructor Tab 2 Learning Needs.pdf447.3 KB
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Office presentation icon G-NPA_2_LearningNeeds.ppt1.7 MB
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PDF icon G-NPA Manual Tab 2 Learning Needs (Rev 3-09).pdf189.16 KB
Microsoft Office document icon G-NPA Manual Tab 2 Learning Needs (Rev3-09).doc355 KB

Workplace Socialization

3

50 min

This module emphasizes the role of the preceptor in socializing the preceptee, increasing the preceptees self-awareness and understanding the socialization process.

Objectives

· Acknowledge the importance of the preceptor role in integrating new nurses into the work setting

· Identify strategies the preceptor can use to support the preceptee in the socialization process

· Analyze nursing values and how they are demonstrated in the work environment

Materials Needed

ppt file NPA_3_Socialization
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PDF icon G-NPA Instructor Tab 3 Socialization.pdf433.07 KB
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Office presentation icon G-NPA_3_Socialization.ppt3.3 MB
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PDF icon G-NPA Manual Tab 3 Socialization.pdf140.84 KB
Microsoft Office document icon G-NPA Manual Tab 3 Socialization.doc165.5 KB

Emotional Intelligence and Self- Awareness

4

70 min

This module provides an overview of emotional intelligence and its relationship to personality type and effective precepting.

Objectives

· Define emotional intelligence· Associate the influence of emotional intelligence with the
role of precepting· Identify your individual personality type· Understand the possible effect of personality type on professional and personal relationships

Materials Needed

ppt file NPA_4_Emotional Intelligence
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Office presentation icon G-NPA_4_EmotionalIntelligence.ppt1.17 MB
PDF icon G-NPA Instructor Tab 4 Emotional Intelligence.pdf296.59 KB
Microsoft Office document icon G-NPA Instructor Tab 4 Emotional Intelligence.doc3.2 MB
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PDF icon G-NPA Manual Tab 4 Emotional Intelligence.pdf105.06 KB
Microsoft Office document icon G-NPA Manual Tab 4 Emotional Intelligence.doc144 KB

Conflict Resolution

5

60 min

The purpose of this module is to discuss conflict and its effect within the workplace.

Objectives

· Discuss techniques to promote constructive communication between the preceptee and the preceptor· Determine the appropriate style of conflict resolution to use in specific situations

Materials Needed

ppt file NPA_5_Conflict
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PDF icon G-NPA Instructor Tab 5 Conflict Resolution Activity.pdf69.51 KB
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Office presentation icon G-NPA_5_Conflict.ppt1.93 MB
Office presentation icon G-NPA_5_Conflict_Activity.ppt146.5 KB
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PDF icon G-NPA Manual Tab 5 Conflict Resolution.pdf86.81 KB
Microsoft Office document icon G-NPA Manual Tab 5 Conflict Resolution.doc132.5 KB

Evaluation and Feedback

6

75 min

This module will provide guidance to the preceptor when evaluating the preceptee.

Objectives

· Describe the four steps in the evaluation process· Demonstrate how to provide effective and constructive feedback· Examine samples of evaluation tools

Materials Needed

ppt file NPA_6_Evaluation Feedback refer to slides 6-17 through 6-20 for the feedback scenario exercise
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PDF icon G-NPA Instructor Tab 6 Evaluation.pdf282.15 KB
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Office presentation icon G-NPA_6_EvaluationFeedback.ppt1.9 MB
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PDF icon G-NPA Manual Tab 6 Evaluation.pdf219.91 KB
Microsoft Office document icon G-NPA Manual Tab 6 Evaluation.doc303 KB

Human Resource Considerations

7

15 min

This module will discuss the potential human resource issues and the importance of documentation by the preceptor.

Objectives

· Identify potential human resource and legal issues associated with precepting

• Explore the pitfalls of precepting through a discussion of case studies

Materials Needed

ppt file NPA_7_Human Resource; any hospital-specific guidelines
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PDF icon G-NPA Instructor Tab 7 Human Resource.pdf199.09 KB
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Office presentation icon G-NPA_7_HumanResource.ppt1017.5 KB
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Microsoft Office document icon G-NPA Manual Tab 7 HumanResource.doc118 KB
PDF icon G-NPA Manual Tab 7 HumanResource.pdf74.93 KB

Tips and Tools

8

30 min

This module will summarize key points presented during the preceptor program .

Objectives

· Internalize the confidence factor

· Recognize that preceptors do not know everything

· Develop a personal mission statement for precepting

Materials Needed

ppt file NPA_8_TipsTools
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PDF icon G-NPA Instructor Tab 8 Tips and Tools.pdf530.82 KB
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Office presentation icon G-NPA_8_TipsTools.ppt5 MB
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PDF icon G-NPA Manual Tab 8 Tips and Tools.pdf80.72 KB
Microsoft Office document icon G-NPA Manual Tab 8 Tips and Tools.doc119 KB