Preceptor de Jour?: Solving the Problem of Juggling Preceptors

Wolfe, Cary Sue
October 2004
Critical Care Nurse;Oct2004, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p96
Academic Journal
Examines the efforts of the author to organize a better system of orienting new staff nurses at Tenet's Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta (Ga.). Number of beds at the facility; Ratio of new nurses to preceptors at the facility, resulting in the new nurses being assigned to several different preceptors, frequent schedule changes, and difficulty keeping up with their progress; Result of a meeting of current preceptors, who gathered to brainstorm how to improve the training process; Establishment of a preceptor committee, which resolved scheduling conflicts among other duties.


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