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  1. Small, Gillian E. MSN, RN, LLM
  2. Good, Palmira MSN, RN, CNE


This Magnet hospital embraces Jean Watson's (2008) theory of caring; its preceptor program acts as a vehicle to bring to life a professional nursing model, going beyond patient care. The program offers dynamic content that engages staff, promotes the use of innovative learning methods, and provides strategies to deal with difficult situations. The program has successfully influenced staff to adopt more caring behaviors toward themselves, preceptees, and others.