Imagine you are starting a new job today; the manager says, “I wish we had more time to orient you, but we’re really busy right now. We’ll let you work with one of our best for a few days. That should get you going.”
You are introduced to Nancy McKeil, an excellent clinician who proactively cares for her clients. She astounds you with her organizational skills, speed, and ability to juggle many issues during a shift. You listen as she tells you what she’s doing and shows you how equipment works. You take notes so you’ll be able to help
as soon as possible—the unit is clearly short staffed. But you go home feeling completely overwhelmed despite your efforts to learn the unit’s routines.
The purpose/goal of this course is to describe the role of nurse preceptors in the retention and performance of new hires and to examine key components of effective orientation programs.
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will do the following:
• Define the impact preceptors have on the work behaviors of new hires
• Define the role of preceptors in general and know what questions to ask regarding this role in your work environment
• Describe the impact of precepting on quality of care, staff relationships, budget, regulatory requirements, and risk reduction
• Appreciate the significance of the energy and skills required to be an effective preceptor
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 1.75 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 13664, for 1.75 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 1.75 hour(s).
This course released on June 1, 2017 and expires on May 31, 2019.