What is a clinical preceptor?

A clinical preceptor is someone responsible for a supervised clinical experience who allows preceptees to apply knowledge, understanding, and critical thinking into practice. They are vital to acclimating preceptees to the unit/specialty, their role, staff, and the organization as a whole.

Preceptors provide valuable teaching and learning experiences, role model safe patient care, apply evidence-based practice, and assess competencies.

Preceptoring is a unique specialty with its own core of knowledge and expertise associated with competent and engaged preceptors. Clinical preceptors are essential in every role and specialty. In academia, they equip students with necessary role competencies and skill training. Within healthcare organizations, experienced clinicians serving as preceptors continue to help expand upon best practices and provide the requisite orientation & onboarding for both newly licensed graduates and experienced clinicians who are new to the organization.

When was the Preceptor Training Program, LLC founded?

2018. The company was established in New York State and headquartered in New York, New York.

Do you train preceptors how to precept?

Yes. The Preceptor Training Program is a comprehensive program that consists of 25 online modules (on average, 50-60 minutes each) and is delivered by subject matter experts with a wealth of experience and training in preceptoring, education, and leadership. The program is designed to be taken in sequence and each module awards CE/CME credit. Modules are easily accessible online and can be done at the learner’s pace.

Do you certify preceptors?

Yes. There are three (3) core steps to becoming a certified preceptor:
  1. Complete 25 continuing education credits (CE/CME) with topics and content related to preceptoring
  2. Pass the certification exam
  3. Complete an application to be a certified preceptor
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