preceptorship(redirected from pre·cep·tor·ship)
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preceptorship[pre-sep´ter-ship] (pl. pre·cep·tor·ship)
a short-term relationship between a student as novice and an experienced staff person (such as a professional nurse) as the preceptor who provides individual attention to the student's learning needs and feedback regarding performance; students experience relative independence in making decisions, setting priorities, management of time, and patient care activities.
A period of practical training for a student or novice under the supervision of a preceptor.
Etymology: L, prae + capere, to take up
1 the position of teacher or instructor.
2 a defined period of time in which two people (a nurse with a student nurse or an experienced nurse with a new graduate) work together so that the less experienced person can learn and apply knowledge and skills in the practice setting with the help of the more experienced person.