Now more than ever, the development of highly skilled preceptors is required. These modules provide an effective and efficient way to develop the necessary knowledge and skill preceptors need.
This module helped me realize that communication is a huge factor in a good/professional/encouraging relationship with the resident nurse. I believe this module will help a lot. It will also help me think twice about the best thing to say in situations while teaching and encouraging the new nurse at the same time.
These modules offer every NC healthcare agency a level playing field for the development and implementation of a transition to practice program that enhances the knowledge skills and attitudes of the individual nurse preceptor; thereby enhancing the performance and safety of the new graduate nurse.
Randolph Hospital is among first hospitals selected to participate in the Transition to Practice Project. This project offers the opportunity to standardize our approach to the nursing preceptorship. Many of our nurses express increased self confidence as they utilize the evidence based materials to validate their approach to preceptor development – our staff nurses have embraced the educational tools.
The nursing preceptors who participated in this process became empowered by the knowledge they obtained. This empowerment was then transferred to the new nurses who became active participants in their own orientation. Undeniably , this was a win-win for the patients, nurses, and the organization.