The purpose of this article is to share the experience of implementation of a preceptor initiative in a large, diverse nursing department. The current literature, program selection, educational workshops, committee structure, and departmental support needed to implement a house-wide preceptor initiative are reviewed, and the results of the research project that was conducted are discussed.
Paula Delfino, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, is Director of Nursing Education, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.
Janet L. Williams, MSN, RN, CEN, is Associate Director of External Affiliations, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.
Jill M. Wegener, MSN, RN, CCRN, is Assistant Director of Quality, Performance Improvement and Clinical Integration, Maimonides Medical Center Infant’s and Children’s Hospital, Brooklyn, New York.
Peter Homel, PhD, is Senior Biostatistician, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.
The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.
ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Paula Delfino, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Department of Nursing Education, Maimonides Medical Center, 4802 10th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11219 (firstname.lastname@example.org).