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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157089
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
New Preceptor Selection: An Enhanced Process to Improve Orientee Success
Author(s):
Davis, Donna; Nguyen, Miriam; McMurtry, Marsha; Edwards, Sheri; Babiera, Aimee; Goodwin, Frankie; Aweyo, Rachel
Author Details:
Donna Davis, Duke University Health System, Durham, North Carolina, USA, email: davis066@mc.duke.edu; Miriam Nguyen; Marsha McMurtry; Sheri Edwards; Aimee Babiera; Frankie Goodwin; Rachel Aweyo
Abstract:
PURPOSE: Preceptor selection on our unit was inconsistent. Some nurses actively pursued precepting while others were assigned to orient new staff when there was a shortage of available preceptors. Those who volunteered to precept usually provided a more effective orientation and smoother transition of new nurses into our unit. In addition, at times staff members voiced concerns as to whether some of the new preceptors, either those who volunteered or those assigned, were ready to assume the role. Description: Recognizing the need for standards and consistency, our Orientation Committee (OC) designed an organized process for selection of preceptors. An application was developed in which the preceptor candidates are asked to indicate why they are interested in precepting as well as to identify their strengths, prior experience and qualities they feel are important for a preceptor. In addition, they are asked to list unit and professional involvement. To further evaluate the competency of the applicant, a "Staff Feedback Form for Preceptor Applicants" was created. This form allows staff members to express their opinion of the applicant's readiness to precept. The OC then reviews the application and feedback forms and makes recommendations. If the feedback indicates the applicant is not ready to precept, specific action plans are provided to guide the applicant in working toward the role. Applicants who are accepted as new preceptors receive guidance and support in the form of strategies for developing teaching skills and formal classes. After initial guidance and education, the committee determines whether the applicant should begin precepting students, function as a co-primary or act as a primary preceptor for new ICU staff. EVALUATION: Eight nurses have completed the application process and more are applying. Six started as co-primary preceptors and state they feel supported in this new role by working with an experienced preceptor for guidance. Staff members value the opportunity to have input into preceptor selection. They have effectively given constructive feedback to applicants. Recommendations from the staff and committee have directed applicants to work on professional development in the areas of clinical skills, communication, organization of patient care, and unit involvement. After much success with the preceptor application process, our unit is now developing a similar model for selection of new charge nurses.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
26-Oct-2011
Citation:
2009 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3), e1-e17.
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition
Conference Host:
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Conference Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana, 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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNew Preceptor Selection: An Enhanced Process to Improve Orientee Successen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Donnaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Miriamen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcMurtry, Marshaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Sherien_GB
dc.contributor.authorBabiera, Aimeeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGoodwin, Frankieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAweyo, Rachelen_GB
dc.author.detailsDonna Davis, Duke University Health System, Durham, North Carolina, USA, email: davis066@mc.duke.edu; Miriam Nguyen; Marsha McMurtry; Sheri Edwards; Aimee Babiera; Frankie Goodwin; Rachel Aweyoen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157089-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE: Preceptor selection on our unit was inconsistent. Some nurses actively pursued precepting while others were assigned to orient new staff when there was a shortage of available preceptors. Those who volunteered to precept usually provided a more effective orientation and smoother transition of new nurses into our unit. In addition, at times staff members voiced concerns as to whether some of the new preceptors, either those who volunteered or those assigned, were ready to assume the role. Description: Recognizing the need for standards and consistency, our Orientation Committee (OC) designed an organized process for selection of preceptors. An application was developed in which the preceptor candidates are asked to indicate why they are interested in precepting as well as to identify their strengths, prior experience and qualities they feel are important for a preceptor. In addition, they are asked to list unit and professional involvement. To further evaluate the competency of the applicant, a "Staff Feedback Form for Preceptor Applicants" was created. This form allows staff members to express their opinion of the applicant's readiness to precept. The OC then reviews the application and feedback forms and makes recommendations. If the feedback indicates the applicant is not ready to precept, specific action plans are provided to guide the applicant in working toward the role. Applicants who are accepted as new preceptors receive guidance and support in the form of strategies for developing teaching skills and formal classes. After initial guidance and education, the committee determines whether the applicant should begin precepting students, function as a co-primary or act as a primary preceptor for new ICU staff. EVALUATION: Eight nurses have completed the application process and more are applying. Six started as co-primary preceptors and state they feel supported in this new role by working with an experienced preceptor for guidance. Staff members value the opportunity to have input into preceptor selection. They have effectively given constructive feedback to applicants. Recommendations from the staff and committee have directed applicants to work on professional development in the areas of clinical skills, communication, organization of patient care, and unit involvement. After much success with the preceptor application process, our unit is now developing a similar model for selection of new charge nurses.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:24:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-26en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:24:42Z-
dc.identifier.citation2009 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3), e1-e17.en_GB
dc.conference.date2009en_GB
dc.conference.nameNational Teaching Institute and Critical Care Expositionen_GB
dc.conference.hostAmerican Association of Critical-Care Nursesen_GB
dc.conference.locationNew Orleans, Louisiana, USAen_GB
dc.identifier.citation2009 National Teaching Institute Research Abstracts. American Journal of Critical Care, 18(3), e1-e17.en_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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