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Preparing for Your Preceptee

Getting Started

The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) has compiled a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) that addresses the basics, benefits, and barriers of being a nurse preceptor. This FAQ should answer many of your questions as you begin your precepting journey.

Orientation FAQs     

The following suggested reading “attempts to develop the essential components of a preceptor program by surveying RNs to identify curriculum and preferred format, and suggest an evidence-based preceptor program of value.”

Suggested Reading

(Optional) Performing a SWOT Analysis

One method for assessing your site’s readiness to incorporate learners is to perform a SWOT – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. The New England Nurse Academy has developed a SWOT analysis tipsheet could be useful as you integrate new learners.

NENA Tipsheet SWOT Analysis

Integrating Learners into Your Practice

The NONPF has developed a checklist to assist in the establishment of a new clinical rotation and orienting your new learner.

NONPF Checklist 

The NENA has compiled scheduling strategies for integrating learners into patient care into a tipsheet from various sources.

NENA Scheduling Tipsheet 

In this short .pdf, the University of Arizona College of Nursing provides tips for busy preceptors.

Precepting in a Busy Clinic