Preceptor Roles and Responsibilities
IZUNA asks that all preceptors have current CRNBC license. It is preferable that the preceptor have at least one year of full-time employment in the agency. An interest in preceptorship and willingness to be a preceptor enhances the learning experience for both preceptor and student.
Ideally the preceptor has participated in a preceptorship workshop if offered by the health authority. The preceptor is responsible and accountable to their employment agency, and not to IZUNA.
- Orients the student to the unit and/or focus of practice area, including physical layout, daily routines, patient population, and introductions to staff
- Is knowledgeable about policies and procedures in the health authority, agency, and/or focus of practice area
- Shares knowledge and skills with the student
- Models a positive attitude about nursing and has a good work ethic
- In consultation with the student, identifies opportunities for learning and selects appropriate work assignments
- Supervises the student and provides ongoing feedback to enhance knowledge and practice
- Is approachable, and asks the student questions to enhance learning and stimulate critical thinking
- Assists the student to manage changes in client status
- Reports student progress to the IZUNA instructor
- Is invited to make comments and recommendations on the midterm and final evaluation forms
- Attends midterm and final evaluation interviews
- Assists student to meet the 300-hour commitment. Validates hours attended
- In Preceptorship 2, assists the student to gradually accept responsibility for the RN role in the focus of practice area.