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Keywords

PRECEPTOR PREPARATION, REWARD AND RECOGNITION, STAFF DEVELOPMENT

 

Authors

  1. Speers, Alice T. MEd, BScN, RN,BC
  2. Strzyzewski, Nancy BSN, RN, CPAN
  3. Ziolkowski, Linda D. MSN, RN, CPAN, APRN,BC

Abstract

Preceptor preparation is critical to the success of all orientation programs. This article focuses on the purposes of preceptor preparation and a series of programs developed for the staff of Surgical Services. The programs are leveled and focus on basic and advanced concepts. The advanced program is a means of reward and recognition for preceptors in the various surgical services areas. The programs are designed for nurses and other staff involved in precepting new employees.