Each session will be held from 10 a.m. to noon.
- Wednesday, March 10 — Day One
- Thursday, March 11 — Day Two
- Friday, March 12 — Day Three
Any registered nurse or allied health employee serving as a preceptor in a health care setting. A preceptor is responsible for introducing students and/or new employees to the profession. Preceptors are responsible for orientation to policies, procedures and the dynamics of the clinical environment. Preceptors act as role models, educators, socializers, evaluators, protectors, and eventually, as mentors. Preceptors model new skills, observe and help the student or new employee with these skills, and evaluate competency.
Dedicated and competent preceptors are vital to the success of our health care organizations and to the retention of health care professionals. Our mission is to take a proactive approach in the education and support of preceptors in the health care community.
Preceptors take on the vital role of orienting new staff to their roles, as well as onboarding new staff to the culture of the department and organization. The Missouri Preceptor Academy is designed to engage and grow current and future preceptors with key education tools and strategies to foster a strong preceptor/orientee relationship. This interactive program provides information and practical tools to improve preceptor abilities. As a preceptor, you can make a difference in how a new employee adjusts to your hospital.
- describe essential preceptor knowledge and skills
- describe strategies to facilitate the transition of health care professionals
- outline strategies to improve the retention of health care professionals
- develop ongoing support mechanisms for preceptors