A Preceptorship can be considered as a structured transition programme for newly registered practitioners, who become preceptees, in order to continue their professional development. It builds their confidence and skills in their practice further. There should be a 7 day induction for preceptors, who will be teaching preceptees.
What does a Preceptee do?
- Follows valuable teaching and learning experiences from the guidance of a preceptor, who has at least 12 months of experience as a registered nurse
- Attends regular meetings with their preceptor and actively seeks feedback
- Reflects on professional practice and takes ownership of their preceptorship period, in order to develop their portfolio towards NMC revalidation
- You can do a Preceptorship when you have officially become a registered practitioner e.g. GP, Nurse or Physicians Associate