Role I am willing Preceptor Education 59 5.5 0.016 to put in a great deal of No Preceptor 22 5.0 effort, beyond Education what is normally expected, to ensure preceptee
Training for preceptors or mentors will support and improve instruction and confidence during orientation for both the preceptor and preceptee
III (4.2) Learning Styles Describe teaching/leaning strategies to improve preceptee
Having an action plan defined by a learning contract will enable the preceptee
to take ownership of their development.
(8,9) The preceptor needs to be committed and have a level of understanding to adequately support the preceptee
. This needs to include critical thinking skills so the deeper concepts and evidence-based approaches can be transferred into the realities of practice.
A preceptor is an individual who acts as teacher, generally focusing on developing the preceptee
's clinical skills.
A comparison of preceptor and preceptee
's perceptions of how the preceptor's role is operationalized.
In relation to midwifery in the UK, Hobbs (2003) supports McKenna's view that preceptors "should focus upon both socialisation and the clinical development of the preceptee
A relationship is often established between the preceptor and the preceptee
; social integration is often part of the precepting program and each person has expectations within the precepting relationship.
The mentality of the mentor should always be positive and never undermining of the preceptee
. The final step is the letting-go phase.
Strategies that facilitate preceptee
learning include taking a 'hands on' approach; sequencing tasks; providing illustrations; assessment; observation; conversing and reflecting; and having a questioning attitude (Bourbonnais and Kerr 2007; Ohrling and Hallberg 2001).
Preceptorship is a short-term relationship between a newly qualified practitioner (preceptee
) and an experienced practitioner (preceptor) who provides individual attention to the preceptee
's learning needs.