Consensus on Outcomes for a Standardized Preceptor Training Programme in South Africa

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335658
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Consensus on Outcomes for a Standardized Preceptor Training Programme in South Africa
Author(s):
Botma, Yvonne
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Lambda
Author Details:
Yvonne Botma, PhD, botmay@ufs.ac.za
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of the study was to determine what the learning outcomes of a preceptor training programme should be to enable them to support students in various clinical settings.'Methods: The Nominal Group Technique was used to reach consensus among nurse educators. Multiple groups were used to gather data from. One group consisted of nursing deans of schools at universities and the other group consisted of nurse educators from public and private nursing colleges. A brief overview of the need for a standardized training programme was given to both groups by the facilitator. Both groups agreed that public and private health service institutions expect nurses entering the profession to be competent. The facilitator explained the components of competence. Thereafter the participants were asked to silently write down their ideas on what a preceptor should be able to do to enable students to make sound clinical judgment. All ideas were listed on a flip chart, clarified and clustered by the participants. Through an anonymous voting process the most important outcomes were identified. Data from both groups were combined to determine the final high ranking outcomes. Results: Preceptors should be experts in making sound clinical judgment but need training in various techniques that will stimulate critical thinking and clinical reasoning in students. Strategies that promote valid and reliable assessment, as well as techniques to provide constructive feedback to students should be part of the training programme. Furthermore, preceptors should be trained in the process of evidence based practice and be able to assist students in finding the best evidence for a specific question. Conclusion: Many training programmes include sessions on adult learning theories, learning styles, personality differences, clinical topics, transition to professional behavior, creating positive learning environments etc.'Apparently these topics are insufficient to enable preceptors to support students in becoming competent professionals. Udlis, (2008) concluded in an integrative review that preceptors do not promote the development of clinical reasoning or clinical judgment. Clearly the traditional training of preceptors is not aligned with what is expected of them. Hopefully, the outcomes as determined by this research are more aligned with what is expected of preceptors and will enable preceptors to assist students in becoming competent professionals.
Keywords:
Learning outcomes; Training programme; Preceptorship
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
11 ; 11
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleConsensus on Outcomes for a Standardized Preceptor Training Programme in South Africaen
dc.contributor.authorBotma, Yvonneen
dc.contributor.departmentTau Lambdaen
dc.author.detailsYvonne Botma, PhD, botmay@ufs.ac.zaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335658-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 26, 2014: Purpose: The purpose of the study was to determine what the learning outcomes of a preceptor training programme should be to enable them to support students in various clinical settings.'Methods: The Nominal Group Technique was used to reach consensus among nurse educators. Multiple groups were used to gather data from. One group consisted of nursing deans of schools at universities and the other group consisted of nurse educators from public and private nursing colleges. A brief overview of the need for a standardized training programme was given to both groups by the facilitator. Both groups agreed that public and private health service institutions expect nurses entering the profession to be competent. The facilitator explained the components of competence. Thereafter the participants were asked to silently write down their ideas on what a preceptor should be able to do to enable students to make sound clinical judgment. All ideas were listed on a flip chart, clarified and clustered by the participants. Through an anonymous voting process the most important outcomes were identified. Data from both groups were combined to determine the final high ranking outcomes. Results: Preceptors should be experts in making sound clinical judgment but need training in various techniques that will stimulate critical thinking and clinical reasoning in students. Strategies that promote valid and reliable assessment, as well as techniques to provide constructive feedback to students should be part of the training programme. Furthermore, preceptors should be trained in the process of evidence based practice and be able to assist students in finding the best evidence for a specific question. Conclusion: Many training programmes include sessions on adult learning theories, learning styles, personality differences, clinical topics, transition to professional behavior, creating positive learning environments etc.'Apparently these topics are insufficient to enable preceptors to support students in becoming competent professionals. Udlis, (2008) concluded in an integrative review that preceptors do not promote the development of clinical reasoning or clinical judgment. Clearly the traditional training of preceptors is not aligned with what is expected of them. Hopefully, the outcomes as determined by this research are more aligned with what is expected of preceptors and will enable preceptors to assist students in becoming competent professionals.en
dc.subjectLearning outcomesen
dc.subjectTraining programmeen
dc.subjectPreceptorshipen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:56:54Z-
dc.date.issued11/17/2014-
dc.date.issued11/17/2014en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:56:54Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
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