Virtual Nurse Preceptor Academy Supports New Employee Training and Retention

By using resources that prevent or alleviate transitional hardship and enhance new nurses’ clinical reasoning, preceptors can help improve new graduate nurse retention and patient outcomes.

The MHA and the Michigan Health Council’s standardized, validated Nurse Preceptor Academy 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. Modules focus on the preceptor’s role, new nurse learning needs and legal considerations.

The MHA and the Michigan Health Council also offer a Clinical Faculty Academy (CFA), a virtual training program preparing nurses for the role 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.

The CFA and the NPA are offered free of charge. To learn more about these offerings, contact Ana Hornburg at the Michigan Health Council. Members with questions can contact Erin Steward.