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A Partnership Approach to the Preparation of Preceptors


Smedley, A and Penney, D, A Partnership Approach to the Preparation of Preceptors, Nursing Education Perspectives, 30, (1) pp. 31-36. ISSN 1536-5026 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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The role of nurse preceptor is critical to the successful integration of nursing students into the profession. Collaborative, partnership-based learning between beginning and more experienced nurses is central to this role. This article describes a targeted course for registered nurses designed to increase their knowledge and skills for preceptoring and achieve attitudinal changes to enhance the student/RN learning relationship in the clinical workplace. The course development and participation experience is discussed in relation to action learning as a model for nurse professional development. Prospects for extended and more formalized application of action learning in nursing and nurse education are discussed.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Nurse Professional Development Continuing Education Action Learning Preceptorship
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Penney, D (Professor Dawn Penney)
ID Code:56369
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2009-04-27
Last Modified:2010-06-09

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