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Precepting nursing student
Precepting the nursing student is an exciting opportunity for you. Sharing your knowledge, experiences and expertise will provide the student with an outstanding experience that will guide the student towards a successful nursing career.
The APN clinical educators in the Department of Advanced Practice Nursing has developed this website for your use in developing your own style and process of precepting. You should receive specific information from the School of Nursing and your preceptee. The information provided here is to support and augment your precepting experience and will assist you in making your precepted experience a positive one.
Welcome Letter from Karen Gralton, Director of Advanced Practice Nursing and Student Nurse Education.
Getting the student "up and running"
Student Nurse Stress in the Preceptorship Experience.
Understanding the Generation Gap.
Strategies for Precepting the Unsafe Student.
Hallmarks of Unsafe Practice: What Preceptors Know.
Teaching During Clinical Practice: strategies and techniques.
Time to Precept: supportive and limited conditions for precepting.
The Team Builder: the role of nurses facilitating interprofessional student teams.
This is Nursing: nurses roles as mediated by precepting nursing students during clinical practice.
Using clinical nurses as preceptors to teach leadership and management in senior level students.
Clinical Issues: Increasing student self confidence and competence.
Becoming a Super Preceptor: A practical guide.
Gradually Guiding Nursing Students through their capstone course.
Delegation of tasks to the nursing student
Key Section: Section 6: Standards of Practice
- (N6.03a): "delegate tasks commensurate with the educational preparation and demonstrated abilities of the person supervised
- (N6.03b_) Provide direction and assistance to those supervised
- (N6.03c) observe and monitor the activities of those supervised
- (N6.04d) evaluate the effectiveness of acts performed under supervision
Code of Ethics: Part II: Code of Academic and Clinical Conduct and Interpretive Statements
(National Student Nurses' Association, Inc.)
- Section 4.3:" ...hast the responsibility to be prepared to met the objectives assigned in caring for clients and to demonstrate safe, quality nursing care."
- Section 6.2: "accepting responsibility for our actions: ...accountable to the educational institution, the health care institution that provides the clinical learning environment and above all to the clients and society as a whole. The nursing student...will care for the clients only under the supervision of the nursing faculty or preceptor."
- Section 10.1: "...each student shares responsibility for ongoing evaluation of their clinical learning and participates as an active learner by demonstrating and documenting that their clinical objectives have been met and maintained."
Joint Statement of Delegation: American Nurses Association (ANA) and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
(joint statement of delegation for nursing developed to support the practicing nurse in using delegation effectively and safely)
The Five Rights of Delegation (developed by the NCSBN)
Under the law, each person is responsible for their own actions.
The R.N. preceptor has the responsibility to delegate according to the student's abilities and to supply adequate supervision.
At the beginning and throughout the preceptorship discussing the student's abilities will guide what skills and practices the nursing student should participate in.