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Helpful Resources

Here is a collection of articles about precepting. Some are specifically about precepting nursing students, while others include precepting new graduates/new nursing staff orientees.

  • Barker, E.R., & Pittman, O. (2010) Becoming a super preceptor: A practical guide to preceptorship in today's clinical climate. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 22: 144-149.
  • Brunt, B.A., & Kipp, D.J. (2007). Impact of preceptor and orientee learning styles on satisfaction. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 23(1), 36-44.
  • Burns, C., Beauchesne,M., Ryan-Krause, P., & Sawin, K. (2006) Mastering the preceptor role: challenges of clinical teaching. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 20, 172-183.
  • Charleston, R., & Goodwin, V. (2004). Effective collaboration enhanced rural preceptorship training. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 13, 225-231.
  • Charleston, R., & Happell, B. (2004). Evaluating the impact of a preceptorship course on mental health nursing practice. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 13, 191-197.
  • Fey, M. K., & Miltner, R. S. (2000). A competency-based orientation program for new graduate nurses. Journal of Nursing Administration, 30(3), 126-132.
  • Giles, P. F., & Moran, V. (1989). Preceptor program evaluation demonstrates improved orientation. Journal of Nursing Staff Development, January/February, 17-24.
  • Hardy, R., & Smith, R. (2001). Enhancing staff development with a structured preceptor program. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 15(2), 9-17.
  • Harper, J. P. (2002). Preceptors' perceptions of a competency-based orientation. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 18(4), 198-202.
  • Henderson, A., Fox, R., & Malko-Nyhan, K. (2006). An evaluation of preceptor's perceptions of educational preparation and organizational support for their role. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 37(3), 130-136.
  • Myrick, F. (2002). Preceptorship and critical thinking in nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education, 41(4), 154-164.
  • Myrick, F., & Yonge, O. (2004). Enhancing critical thinking in the preceptorship experience in nursing education. Issues and Innovations in Nursing Education, 45(4), 371-380.
  • Neumann, J. A., Brady-Schulttner, K. A., McKay, A. K., Roslien, J. J., Twedell, D. M., & James, K. (2004). Centralizing a registered nurse preceptor program at the institutional level. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 20(1), 17-24.
  • Paton, B., Thompson-Isherwood, R., & Thirsk, L. (2009) Preceptors matter: an evolving framework. Journal of Nursing Education, 48(4), 213-216.
  • Pickens, J. M., & Fargotstein, B. P. (2006). Preceptorship: A shared journey between practice & education. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 44(2), 31-36.
  • Speers, A. T., Strzyzewski, N., & Ziolkowski, L.D. ( 2004). Preceptor preparation: An investment in the future. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 20(3), 127-133.
  • Stiffler, D., Arthur, A.J., Stephenson, E., Ray,C., & Cullen, D.L. (2009). A guide for preceptors of advance practice nursing students caring for women and infants. JOGNN ,(e8) 624-631.
  • Usher, K., Nolan, C., Reser, P. Owens, J., & Tollefson, J. (1999). An exploration of the preceptor role: preceptor's perceptions of benefits, rewards, supports and commitment to the preceptor role. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 29(2), 506-514.

Useful Links:
This section will have links to related websites that you might find informative and helpful to you in your role as a Nursing Preceptor. While some of the sites are for preceptors of other healthcare professions students, the content is applicable.

• In the link below, the most useful article is the framework for the "one minute preceptor." This site also offers some very good suggestions about teaching at the bedside, and dealing with the ‘difficult' student.

• In the link below, you will find a list of short articles on clinical teaching. Most are very informative. We especially recommend "Error-prone Conditions Leading to Student Nurse Errors", "Fostering Critical Thinking", "Learning and Teaching in the Clinical Environment", "One to One Teaching and Feedback", and "Preceptor Skills for Clinicians".

The Longwood BSN Program provides links to related websites for the convenience of our preceptors and Community Partners. The links provide additional information that we believe may be useful or interesting. Please note that Longwood University BSN Program is not responsible for the material and/or content found on these linked websites, nor can we attest to the accuracy of the information.