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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156992
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Implementing the AACN Preceptor Challenge E-Learn for a Nurse Preceptor Workshop
Author(s):
Guernsey, Elizabeth S.
Author Details:
Elizabeth S. Guernsey, Park Nicollet Health Systems, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA, email: guerne@parknicollet.com
Abstract:
PURPOSE: Many nursing preceptors are novice educators, lacking structured leadership and guidance. Qualitative analysis has shown nursing orientation dissatisfaction. The nurse educator initiative at our hospital is designed for nursing preceptors to gain greater leadership and education skills and to improve staff orientation satisfaction. Using the AACN Preceptor Challenge e-learning course, we launched a pilot program in 2009. DESCRIPTION: A cohort of educators reviewed the 3.5-hour e-learning course and decided this program offered innovation, creativity, and educational excellence. The Preceptor Challenge program is 8 hours in length and incorporates presenter sessions, discussion points, and group work. We recognized the logistical and economic factors, such as funding for the user fee, and were able to implement a pilot program of 12 inpatient and clinic nurse participants. We addressed the need to develop and provide a translator guide for pilot participants to account for the staff orientation variation between the e-learning and the organization. The translator guide included topics such as the appropriate number of different preceptors assigned for each new staff member, as most new employees during orientation experience at minimum four different preceptors at this health care facility, and some of the e-learning terminology is translated into more familiar words and phrases. The educator group recognizes and agrees that this organization needs more ongoing support, recognition and continuing education for nurse preceptors. EVALUATION/OUTCOMES:The 12 nurse preceptor participants that attended the AACN Preceptor Challenge e-learning workshop completed 2 separate evaluations. One survey was a 21-item Likert scale evaluation and the second evaluation was a 7-item open-ended survey. Primary results of the Likert scale evaluation showed an 85% participant satisfaction rating of strong agreement or agreement with the program objectives and content. The open-ended questionnaire provided mostly positive feedback and suggestions for improvement. Nurse educators met to discuss modifications for future nurse preceptor workshops using the AACN Preceptor Challenge course. Secondary evaluation development is underway.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
26-Oct-2011
Citation:
2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition
Conference Host:
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImplementing the AACN Preceptor Challenge E-Learn for a Nurse Preceptor Workshopen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGuernsey, Elizabeth S.en_GB
dc.author.detailsElizabeth S. Guernsey, Park Nicollet Health Systems, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA, email: guerne@parknicollet.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156992-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: Many nursing preceptors are novice educators, lacking structured leadership and guidance. Qualitative analysis has shown nursing orientation dissatisfaction. The nurse educator initiative at our hospital is designed for nursing preceptors to gain greater leadership and education skills and to improve staff orientation satisfaction. Using the AACN Preceptor Challenge e-learning course, we launched a pilot program in 2009. DESCRIPTION: A cohort of educators reviewed the 3.5-hour e-learning course and decided this program offered innovation, creativity, and educational excellence. The Preceptor Challenge program is 8 hours in length and incorporates presenter sessions, discussion points, and group work. We recognized the logistical and economic factors, such as funding for the user fee, and were able to implement a pilot program of 12 inpatient and clinic nurse participants. We addressed the need to develop and provide a translator guide for pilot participants to account for the staff orientation variation between the e-learning and the organization. The translator guide included topics such as the appropriate number of different preceptors assigned for each new staff member, as most new employees during orientation experience at minimum four different preceptors at this health care facility, and some of the e-learning terminology is translated into more familiar words and phrases. The educator group recognizes and agrees that this organization needs more ongoing support, recognition and continuing education for nurse preceptors. EVALUATION/OUTCOMES:The 12 nurse preceptor participants that attended the AACN Preceptor Challenge e-learning workshop completed 2 separate evaluations. One survey was a 21-item Likert scale evaluation and the second evaluation was a 7-item open-ended survey. Primary results of the Likert scale evaluation showed an 85% participant satisfaction rating of strong agreement or agreement with the program objectives and content. The open-ended questionnaire provided mostly positive feedback and suggestions for improvement. Nurse educators met to discuss modifications for future nurse preceptor workshops using the AACN Preceptor Challenge course. Secondary evaluation development is underway.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:19:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-26en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:19:32Z-
dc.identifier.citation2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866en_GB
dc.conference.date2010en_GB
dc.conference.nameNational Teaching Institute and Critical Care Expositionen_GB
dc.conference.hostAmerican Association of Critical-Care Nursesen_GB
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., USAen_GB
dc.identifier.citation2010 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(3), e15-e28. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010866en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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