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Nursing preceptor

Preceptors…working wonders every day.

"The gift of an exceptional orientation by an inspiring preceptor can never be understated."
– Kristin S., RN

Our nursing department’s preceptors work wonders every day. They make all the difference to our new staff and nursing students. Precepting is an incredibly important role and responsibility. Not only do preceptors teach, but they are mentors and role models who consistently demonstrate passion and commitment to excellence. They are experts in the areas of clinical practices, adult learning styles and organizational, prioritization and time management skills, and they possess exceptional interpersonal skills. Our preceptors provide the support needed to help people successfully transition into their new role and to be the best nurses and nursing team members they can be.

Becoming a nurse preceptor

Each nursing area identifies specific nurses and other nursing staff members to be the preceptors for their clinical area of practice. Interested nursing staff must complete an application and discuss precepting with their manager; once they are approved, additional and specific preceptor training must be completed. During Nurses Week nominated preceptors are reviewed by the Nursing Recruitment, Retention and Recognition Shared Governance Council and then our “Preceptors of the Year” are selected.

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Congrats to our 2016 Preceptors of the year!