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  1. Luhanga, Florence PhD, RN
  2. Yonge, Olive PhD, RN
  3. Myrick, Florence PhD, RN


During a preceptorship experience, certain students do not progress in their learning at the same rate as others and may engage in unsafe practice. Twenty-two preceptors working with fourth year baccalaureate nursing students for 340 hours in a final practicum were interviewed. This study reaffirmed that early identification and intervention of unsafe practice are critical and consist of red flags regarding knowledge, attitudes, skills, and professionalism.