New Grad and Preceptor Plan

Developed by Dr. Amie Kenyon


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New Grad and Preceptor Plan


Development Plan

Nurse educator will create and develop appropriate curriculum and instruction for both a 3 month preceptor training program and a 12 month new grad development program.

girl in blue jacket holding red and silver ring
girl in blue jacket holding red and silver ring

Delivery Method: Online LMS System

All coursework will be developed and delivered into selected LMS program chosen for hosting the courses.

3-Month Nurse Preceptor Training Program

Month 1: Preceptor Preparation

Week 1: Introduction to Preceptor Role

  • Overview of the preceptor role and responsibilities.

  • Importance of preceptorship in new nurse orientation and ongoing professional development.

  • Understanding adult learning principles and how they apply to precepting.

Week 2: Effective Communication and Feedback

  • Communication skills for preceptors: active listening, open-ended questioning, and nonverbal communication.

  • Providing constructive feedback and coaching techniques.

  • Role-playing scenarios to practice effective communication and feedback delivery.

Week 3: Clinical Teaching Strategies

  • Techniques for clinical skill demonstration and instruction.

  • Facilitating critical thinking and clinical judgment development in new nurses.

  • Creating a supportive learning environment during clinical rotations.

Week 4: Time Management and Organization

  • Strategies for balancing preceptor responsibilities with clinical duties.

  • Effective time management techniques for preceptors.

  • Organization tips for documentation, tracking progress, and managing multiple learners.

Month 2: Hands-On Preceptorship

Week 1-2: Co-Precepting Experience

  • Pairing with an experienced preceptor to observe and co-precept new nurses.

  • Providing feedback and support to the new nurse under the guidance of the experienced preceptor.

  • Reflection sessions to discuss strengths and areas for improvement in precepting skills.

Week 3-4: Independent Precepting

  • Precepting new nurses independently under the supervision of a mentor.

  • Applying communication, feedback, and teaching strategies learned in the first month.

  • Regular check-ins with mentor for feedback and support.

Month 3: Advanced Preceptorship

Week 1-2: Precepting Challenging Situations

  • Managing difficult situations during precepting, such as conflicts or performance issues.

  • Strategies for providing support and guidance to new nurses facing challenges.

  • Role-playing exercises to practice managing challenging precepting scenarios.

Week 3: Professional Development for Preceptors

  • Continuing education opportunities for preceptors.

  • Building leadership skills and advocating for the preceptor role within the organization.

  • Networking with other preceptors and sharing best practices.

Week 4: Program Evaluation, Reflection, and Review

  • Evaluation of the preceptor training program and feedback collection.

  • Identifying areas for program improvement and future development.

  • Celebration of completion of the preceptor training program and recognition of preceptor contributions to nurse development.

Throughout the program, preceptors will receive ongoing support from nurse educators, mentors, and program coordinators. Regular check-ins, feedback sessions, and opportunities for reflection will ensure that preceptors are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to effectively support new nurses in their transition to practice.

Month 1

· Introduction to the Healthcare System

· Introduction to Preceptor and Role of the Preceptor

· Communication skills reviews focusing on effective patient interaction and interdisciplinary collaboration

· Mentorship and finding an appropriate mentor

· Introduction to leadership principles and the role of nurses in healthcare teams

Month 2

· Leadership fundamentals covering teamwork, conflict resolution, and time management

· COACHING Leadership

· Just Culture

· Assertiveness Training

· Leading Without Authority

· Preceptor Check-Ins

Month 3

· Professionalism

· Ethical Principles and Professional Boundaries

· Communication and Interpersonal Skills

· Accountability and Advocacy

· Processional Development

· Preceptor Check-Ins

Month 4

· Prioritization

· Assessment of Patient Needs:

· Critical Thinking Skills

· Time Management Strategies

· Delegation and Teamwork

· Ethical Considerations

· Preceptor Check-Ins

Month 5

· Interdisciplinary Collaboration

· Importance of teamwork

· Effective communication

· Role clarity

· Conflict resolution

· Shared decision-making

· Preceptor Check-ins

Month 6

· Ethical Decision-Making and Cultural Competency

· Ethical dilemmas

· Cultural training

· Implicit Bias/Stereotyping

· Preceptor Check-ins

12 Month Comprehensive New Graduate Retainer Program

Month 7

· Bullying in Healthcare

· Definition and recognition

· Effects on patient care

· Consequences and legal implications

· Prevention strategies

· Reporting and support resources

· Preceptor Check-Ins

Month 8

· Communication

· Listening Skills

· Understanding

· Communication with language and speech difficulties

· Communication and translation services

· Empathy and Compassion

· Preceptor Check-Ins

Month 9

· Advanced Leadership

· Write-up and Advanced Conflict Resolution

· Charge Nurse Leadership

· Leadership Incentives

· Preceptor Check-Ins

Month 10

· Patient Safety

· Liability insurance

· Making mistakes

· Reporting mistakes and taking responsibility

· Legal and ethical considerations.

· Finding additional support or training

· Preceptor Check-Ins

Month 11

· Taking care of yourself

· Setting boundaries

· Resiliency in Nursing

· Managing stressors of work and of being a nurse

· Mental Health Help

· Preceptor Check-Ins

Month 12

· Reflection Review

· Preceptor Check-off and Review

· Graduation from Program