Preceptorship is a process of supporting and nurturing newly qualified nurse (NQN) through a transition period.
The department of Health 2010 define preceptorship as:
A period of structured transition for the newly qualified practitioner during which he or she will be supported by a preceptor to develop their confidence as an autonomous professional, refine skills, values and behaviours and to continue on their journey of lifelong learning.
At DGT we offer a 6 day programme, to be accessed as soon as possible post qualifying which can be booked through the CED. The programme will aim to provide guidance and knowledge based on the Skills for Health clinical / core framework 2015 along with Trust aims and objectives. An example of the programme is shown below.
The programme will be supported with a competency book that should be work on over the next 12 months with a supportive preceptor in the clinical area. This will be made available through the Clinical Education Department (CED) on completion of the 6 day programme.
Preceptorship at DGT follows a 3 step progression pathway which can be seen below.