This article is one in a series on the roles of adjunct clinical faculty and preceptors, who teach nursing students and new graduates to apply knowledge in clinical settings. This article describes mentoring strategies clinical instructors and preceptors can use to help ease novice nurses’ transition to practice.
Teresa Shellenbarger is a professor of nursing in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA. Meigan Robb is an assistant professor at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. Contact author: Teresa Shellenbarger, email@example.com. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. Teaching for Practice is coordinated by Linda Koharchik, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE: firstname.lastname@example.org.