Preceptor Key

Preceptors play an integral role in onboarding our newest Health Care Professionals. Research shows that strong preceptors are an essential component in adapting to new work environments, competency development and job satisfaction.

The Preceptor Treasures program focuses on excavating the hidden talents of experienced nurses through workshops and support. VUMC professionals who are interested in becoming a preceptor, or refreshing mentoring skills, can participate in the Preceptor Program, which has a variety of options throughout the year:


PRECEPTOR PROGRAM DETAILS
PRECEPTOR INTRODUCTION CURRICULA ON DEMAND examines Essential Preceptor Skills with the following modules*:

  • Basics & Terminology
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Learning Preferences & Assessment
  • Competency & Performance Evaluation
  • Reflective Practice

*available to VUMC staff only via the Learning Exchange

PRECEPTOR WORKSHOP LIVE CLASS focuses on Interation & Application of Preceptor Skills including the following*:

  • Factors influencing learning
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking/Clinical Reasoning & Problem-solving
  • Time Management & Prioritization

*VUMC staff register via Learning Exchange, non VUMC visitors, see below

PRECEPTOR TIPS provide ongoing learning opportunities and online discussions of the Preceptor role 

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Target Audience Targeted for Health Care Professionals who are or will be in the Preceptor role, with or without Preceptor experience; elective programming for VUMC Staff.
Prerequisite Recommended, but not mandatory, to take complete online Preceptor Introduction Curricula On Demand prior to attending live workshop.
Date(s) Preceptor Workshops are offered multiple times throughout the year.
Time(s) 8:00am - 12:30pm
 
Location(s)

Nursing Education and Professional Development
3401 West End, Suite 790 - Room C
Nashville, TN 37203
VUMC Staff can take the Purple Shuttle Route
Non-VUMC guests can park in the guest lot for $8 (cash)

Contact Hour(s)  4 Contact Hours
 
Certification Contact Hour Certificate
VUMC Staff VUMC Staff Non-VUMC Staff Non-VUMC Staff
Cost Workshop: No cost for VUMC Staff Workshop: $40 (price includes contact hours certificate, course workbook, and light breakfast)
Registration LMS registration*
 
Register online via Eventbrite
 
Inclement Weather Policy

Nursing Education and Professional Development's Inclement Weather Policy applies

Questions? Contact Us

Susan Bosworth, MSN, RN, FNP
Nursing Education Specialist
615-875-4865
preceptortreasures@vanderbilt.edu 

Vanderbilt Medical Center, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver Vanderbilt Medical Center, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver.