Nurse preceptors self-reported teaching skills competencies: Training preparation survey
Clinical Nurse preceptors are a vital part in facilitating knowledge application and acquiring of clinical nursing skills. Nurse preceptors come from various background of training for the role and may encounter challenges with orienting nursing students and novice nurses. Nurse preceptors’ orientation challenges may interfere nursing students’ and new nurses’ learning opportunities, which may lead to less than optimum learning environment. Understanding nurse preceptors’ self-reported role preparation may shed light to the preceptor-oriented learning process. The purpose of the study was to compare self-reported feedback of nurse preceptors who received formal training and that of nurse preceptors without formal training.