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Preceptor Preparation: An Investment in the Future

Speers, Alice T. MEd, BScN, RN,BC; Strzyzewski, Nancy BSN, RN, CPAN; Ziolkowski, Linda D. MSN, RN, CPAN, APRN,BC

Journal for Nurses in Staff Development - JNSD:
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Abstract

Preceptor preparation is critical to the success of all orientation programs. This article focuses on the purposes of preceptor preparation and a series of programs developed for the staff of Surgical Services. The programs are leveled and focus on basic and advanced concepts. The advanced program is a means of reward and recognition for preceptors in the various surgical services areas. The programs are designed for nurses and other staff involved in precepting new employees.

In Brief

This article focuses on the purposes of preceptor preparation and a series of programs developedfor the staff of a surgical services unit.

Author Information

Alice T. Speers, MEd, BScN, RN,BC, is Perioperative Education Specialist in Surgical Services Education, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan.

Nancy Strzyzewski, BSN, RN, CPAN, is Perianesthesia Nurse Clinician/Educator in Surgical Services Education, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan.

Linda D. Ziolkowski, MSN, RN, CPAN, APRN,BC, is Perianesthesia Education Specialist in Surgical Services Education, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan.

ADDRESS FOR REPRINTS: Alice Speers, MEd, BScN, RN, BC, Surgical Services Division, William Beaumont Hospital, 3601 W. 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073-6769 (e-mail: aspeers@beaumonthospitals.com).

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