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.

  Staff Nurse Preceptorship Programme at Lancs Teaching Hospitals

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:

  1. Welcome and Introduction to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
  2. Medications Management
  3. Venepuncture & Cannulation
  4. IV Fluids & O2 Therapy
  5. Diabetes & Surgeries
  6. Haemodynamics
  7. Sepsis & Blood Cultures
  8. Dementia & Harm Free Care
  9. End of Life
  10. MDT
  11. Portfolio Development
  12. 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.