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a person who guides, tutors, and provides direction aimed at a specific performance.
employee preceptor in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting and supporting a new or transferred employee through a planned orientation to a specific clinical area.
student preceptor in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting and supporting learning experiences for a student.
1. A teacher; an instructor.
2. An expert or specialist, such as a physician, who gives practical experience and training to a student, especially of medicine or nursing.
3. The head of a preceptory.
pre′cep·to′ri·al (prē′sĕp-tôr′ē-əl) adj.
preceptorAn instructor or specialist who teaches, counsels, and serves as a role model and supports the growth and development of an initiate in a particular discipline for a limited time, with the specific purpose of socialising the novice in a new role. Preceptors fill the same role as mentors, but for a more limited time frame.
An experienced nurse, physician, or other health care professional who guides and teaches those less experienced, including students; mentor.