Credits : 6 clock hours/.6CEU's/6.6 contact hours
Description: Preceptors who have the ability to teach, support, and provide evaluations are instrumen-tal in facilitating the new graduate or new staff to a department and an organization. This learning is designed to develop essential skills for being an effective preceptor.
Who really benefits from all of this effort? Patients as well as organizations, this learning strengthens leadership at the bedside and supports a healing care environment. Effective nurse preceptors provide flexibility for the close, trusting relationships needed to develop the new employee, student nurse, or new graduate nurse to his or her fullest potential.
Objectives: of this day long workshop include, but are not limited to the ability to:
*Relate the essential role of a Preceptor/Mentor
*Identify the five ways of "being" that create trust
*Relate why excelling at communication is critical to success
*Discuss the characteristics and styles of an adult learner
*Identify common behaviors that are difficult for a preceptor/mentor to deal with
*Through interactive exercise, practice "feed forward" as a coaching techniques
*Experience problem solving for some of the challenges facing a preceptor/mentor, through the use of case studies.
Presenter: Elizabeth Larsen, RN, BA, MS
Liz has thirty plus years of experience in health care, including acute care settings as a clinician and man-ager. She also has twenty years' experience in the delivery and management of adult education in the key area of leadership and management. As an independent consultant, Liz has spent the last decade presenting programs to support leadership on the frontline of healthcare.