What is Preceptorship?
Preceptor – Qualified nurse providing support
Preceptee – new / returning nurse
Preceptorship is a transition period for all newly-registered nurses (NRN), nurses new to general practice and returning to practice, during which time as a preceptee they receive structured support from a trained preceptor to help them develop from student to autonomous professional. This is recommended best practice for all newly qualified nurses and those entering General Practice Nurse training.
The Bromley Preceptorship programme was launched in September 2018. Bromley now has 12 trained Preceptors but we are still looking for expressions of interest from experienced General Practice Nurses and Nurse Practitioners who would like to support a new GPN in their first year of general practice nursing.
The new Preceptor will be given the opportunity for training by attendance at a half day locally run session and offered ongoing support. This is an exciting opportunity for the experienced nurse to be part of training our nursing workforce for the future whilst developing their own leadership skills.
BETH recently launched their Nurse Preceptorship Programme and has already delivered training to existing qualified nurses to be trained as preceptors.
Further details can be found on the Capital Nurse Preceptorship Framework here.