What if you started work on a new unit and found that you oriented with a different person every day? Some would be supportive; others would wonder why you hadn’t learned more by now. You’d be exposed to a variety of clients and approaches to managing care. Everyone would be too busy to teach you any skills; they’d assume you knew how to do something unless you asked a question.
You’d work hard to keep up as they showed you routines but end up feeling overwhelmed and scattered. You’d feel like you had to know it all right then or else you’d be a burden to the unit. At the end of the day you’d be exhausted and tell yourself, “It will get better once I’m used to it.”
The purpose/goal of this course is to describe the roles and characteristics of effective mentors as well as the goals and strategies used to develop an effective orientation.
Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will do the following: • Explain the roles played by effective preceptors • Describe the characteristics exhibited by effective preceptors • Describe how to use goals strategically to complete an orientation plan • Explain the strategies preceptors use in conducting cognitive apprenticeships
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
A maximum of 2.0 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 13664, for 2.0 contact hours.
This activity is an online enduring material. Successful completion is achieved by reading and/or viewing the material(s), reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.
The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Annenberg Center and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage practitioners to use their own judgement in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient’s unique clinical situation. The Annenberg Center disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented.
The estimated time to complete the activity is 2.0 hour(s).
This course released on June 1, 2017 and expires on May 31, 2019.
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