The Impact of Preceptorship Programs on a Level of Confidence Among Clinical Preceptors

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151092
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Presentation
Title:
The Impact of Preceptorship Programs on a Level of Confidence Among Clinical Preceptors
Abstract:
The Impact of Preceptorship Programs on a Level of Confidence Among Clinical Preceptors
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Marcus, Yehudith, MA, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Shoenbrun Academic School of Nursing, Tel Aviv Medical Center
Title:Head of Clinical Practice Division
Co-Authors:Rut Khaikin, RN, PhD; Shoshana Kelishek, MPA, CNM, RN; Sigalit Warshawski, MSN; Chaya Balik, RN, PhD
21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Purpose: Clinical preceptors play an important role in nursing education helping students to enhance their knowledge, improve practice skills, and develop professional attitudes in a supportive learning environment. Nevertheless, evidence suggests that clinical preceptors frequently experience a lack of confidence in teaching, counseling, and coaching nursing students. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of special preceptorship programs designed to develop facilitation skills on a level of confidence of clinical preceptors. Methods: An observational study was conducted on a convenience sample of 61  nurses who participated in a one-year preceptorship training program that included theoretical learning and clinical training. The study participants requested to rate a level of their confidence on each of 54 behaviors related to being clinical preceptor, teaching and coaching nursing students, before and after completion of the preceptorship program. Results: The paired and independent t-tests were used to analyze data. Completion of the clinical preceptor program resulted in a significant increase of preceptors' confidence in selecting teaching strategies helpful to nursing students(p>.05), providing students with ongoing consultation, guidance, and support (p>.05), and integrating them with the health care organization (p<.001). Surprisingly, the deep analysis of the data found that there was no significant difference in a level of confidence between the preceptors, who had no previous experience in clinical teaching, and those preceptors, who were involved in informal clinical teaching previously (p>.05). Conclusion: Findings indicate that confidence improved significantly after completion of the preceptorship program. Thus, continuation of preceptorship programs is suggested. Furthermore, the investment in preceptorship programs to specifically assist clinical preceptors then, can be seen to have significant ramifications not only for the nursing profession but also within the health care system and its important human resources.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Impact of Preceptorship Programs on a Level of Confidence Among Clinical Preceptorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151092-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Impact of Preceptorship Programs on a Level of Confidence Among Clinical Preceptors</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Marcus, Yehudith, MA, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Shoenbrun Academic School of Nursing, Tel Aviv Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Head of Clinical Practice Division</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">judithm@tasmc.health.gov.il</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Rut Khaikin, RN, PhD; Shoshana Kelishek, MPA, CNM, RN; Sigalit Warshawski, MSN; Chaya Balik, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Evidence-Based Practice Presentation] Purpose: Clinical preceptors play an important role in nursing education helping students to enhance their knowledge, improve practice skills, and develop professional attitudes in a supportive learning environment. Nevertheless, evidence suggests that clinical preceptors frequently experience a lack of confidence in teaching, counseling, and coaching nursing students. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of special preceptorship programs designed to develop facilitation skills on a level of confidence of clinical preceptors. Methods: An observational study was conducted on a convenience sample of 61 &nbsp;nurses who participated in a one-year preceptorship training program that included theoretical learning and clinical training. The study participants requested to rate a level of their confidence on each of 54 behaviors related to being clinical preceptor, teaching and coaching nursing students, before and after completion of the preceptorship program. Results: The paired and independent t-tests were used to analyze data. Completion of the clinical preceptor program resulted in a significant increase of preceptors' confidence in selecting teaching strategies helpful to nursing students(p&gt;.05), providing students with ongoing consultation, guidance, and support (p&gt;.05), and integrating them with the health care organization (p&lt;.001). Surprisingly, the deep analysis of the data found that there was no significant difference in a level of confidence between the preceptors, who had no previous experience in clinical teaching, and those preceptors, who were involved in informal clinical teaching previously (p&gt;.05). Conclusion: Findings indicate that confidence improved significantly after completion of the preceptorship program. Thus, continuation of preceptorship programs is suggested. Furthermore, the investment in preceptorship programs to specifically assist clinical preceptors then, can be seen to have significant ramifications not only for the nursing profession but also within the health care system and its important human resources.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:51:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:51:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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