Staff Nurse Preceptorship Programme
Here at the Health Academy, we offer a 12-month preceptorship programme to newly qualified or return to practice nurses. This has been developed by Clinical Tutor, Clare Easton who has experienced first-hand the roller-coaster of emotions that nursing can bring and who wanted to develop a robust and supportive preceptorship framework to reassure and encourage nurses in the first year.
What is a Preceptorship?
The Department of Health define a preceptorship as, “a period of structured transition for the newly qualified practitioner during which he or she will be supported by a preceptor, develop their confidence as autonomous professionals, refine skills, values and behaviours and to continue on their journey of life-long learning.”
What are the benefits of a preceptorship?
There are many benefits to both the preceptee and the employer to have such an extensive programme. These include:
- Enhanced patient care and experience
- Improved recruitment and retention
- Reduced sickness absence
- More confident nurses
- Increased staff satisfaction and morale
What does Lancashire Teaching Hospitals preceptorship programme look like?
Each month we focus on a different framework session, these are:
- Welcome and Introduction to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
- Medications Management
- Venepuncture & Cannulation
- IV Fluids & O2 Therapy
- Diabetes & Surgeries
- Sepsis & Blood Cultures
- Dementia & Harm Free Care
- End of Life
- Portfolio Development
- Catch-up and Recap
The sessions are made up by a series of practical classes, ward based observations, lectures and seminars.
Throughout your preceptorship, we will offer advice and support around your Health & Wellbeing. A career in nursing will be exciting, diverse, interesting and fulfilling but it can be challenging both mentally and physically. We will help manage your expectations.