Hospital

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.

Chapter 1 
Overview of the Preceptor Role

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

Attachments

G-NPA Instructor Tab 1 Overview.pdf

G-NPA Instructor Tab 1 Overview.doc

 

G-NPA Manual Tab 1 Preceptor Role.pdf​​

G-NPA Manual Tab 1 Preceptor Role.doc

Chapter 2 
Identifying Learning Needs and Developing Strategies  


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

 

Attachments  
G-NPA Instructor Tab 2 Learning Needs.pdf 

   
G-NPA_2_LearningNeeds.ppt

 

G-NPA Manual Tab 2 Learning Needs.pdf  
G-NPA Manual Tab 2 Learning Needs.doc  

 

Chapter 3 
Workplace Socialization 


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

 

Attachments  
G-NPA Instructor Tab 3 Socialization.pdf    

   
G-NPA_3_Socialization.ppt    

 

G-NPA Manual Tab 3 Socialization.pdf   
G-NPA Manual Tab 3 Socialization.doc  

Chapter 4 
Emotional Intelligence and Self-Awareness


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

 

Attachments  

G-NPA Instructor Tab 4 Emotional Intelligence.pdf   

G-NPA Instructor Tab 4 Emotional Intelligence.doc  

G-NPA_4_EmotionalIntelligence.ppt  

 

G-NPA Manual Tab 4 Emotional Intelligence.pdf  

G-NPA Manual Tab 4 Emotional Intelligence.doc  

   

Chapter 5 
Conflict Resolution


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

 

Attachments  

G-NPA Instructor Tab 5 Conflict Resolution Activity.pdf    
G-NPA Instructor Tab 5 Conflict Resolution.pdf 

 

G-NPA_5_Conflict.ppt 

G-NPA_5_Conflict_Activity.ppt 

 

G-NPA Manual Tab 5 Conflict Resolution.pdf

G-NPA Manual Tab 5 Conflict Resolution.doc    

Chapter 6 
Evaluation and Feedback 


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

 

Attachments  

G-NPA Instructor Tab 6 Evaluation.pdf  

 

G-NPA_6_EvaluationFeedback.ppt

 

G-NPA Manual Tab 6 Evaluation.pdf   
G-NPA Manual Tab 6 Evaluation.doc       

Chapter 7 
Human Resource Considerations


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 

Human Resources PowerPoint (below) & any hospital-specific guidelines​

Attachments  

G-NPA Instructor Tab 7 Human Resource.pdf  

 

G-NPA_7_HumanResource.ppt    

 

G-NPA Manual Tab 7 HumanResource.pdf  

G-NPA Manual Tab 7 HumanResource.doc    

Chapter 8 
Tips and Tools


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 

Human Resources PowerPoint (below) & any hospital-specific guidelines​

Attachments  

G-NPA Instructor Tab 8 Tips and Tools.pdf 

 

G-NPA_8_TipsTools.ppt  

 

G-NPA Manual Tab 8 Tips and Tools.pdf  

G-NPA Manual Tab 8 Tips and Tools.doc