New nurses can be overwhelmed with responsibilities, which is why nurse preceptors make a difference. Nurse preceptors help new nurses develop their professional identity, access appropriate clinical research and learn from mistakes.
The MHA and the Michigan Health Council are partnering on two offerings to strengthen the nursing workforce. The Nurse Preceptor Academy (NPA) is a virtual training program for nurses and allied health professionals to acclimate new nurses, students and employees to the rigors of the hospital environment and validate competence. Content areas include an overview of the preceptor’s role, learning needs and strategies and legal considerations,
The Clinical Faculty Academy (CFA) is a virtual training program preparing nurses for roles as clinical instructors. The CFA education modules consist of clinical evaluation concepts and processes, clinical evaluation tools and conducting pre-clinical and post-clinical conferences, among other concepts.