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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A period of practical training for a student or novice under the supervision of a preceptor.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
preceptorshipA structured, supportive period of transition from learning to applying a complex skill (e.g., nursing) that requires a long and rigourous period of education. Preceptorship is similar to apprenticeship and serves as a bridge during the transition from student nurse to practitioner.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
preceptorshipGraduate education A period of hands-on training under a physician or surgeon skilled in a technique–eg, placement of a stent in a coronary artery, or laparoscopic surgery. See Laparoscopic surgery, Paradoxical movement.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.