Preceptor training is a valuable asset to preceptors working with nurse practitioner and nurse-midwifery students in the clinical setting. In an effort to increase participation by preceptors in preceptor training, a Doctorate of Nursing Practice project was undertaken between February of 2009 and February of 2010 at the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing (FSMFN), a graduate school training both nurse practitioners and nurse midwives. The following highlights of the project are addressed in further detail in this paper. Only 45% of preceptors working with FSMFN students currently report taking the preceptor training course which is provided to all preceptors. Preceptors at FSMFN report the primary reason they do not participate in preceptor training is a lack of time. A new preceptor-training course called “The Gift of Precepting” was created for this project in a PowerPoint audio format. Preceptors working with students during the months of November 2009 through January of 2010 were asked to participate in this project. Students of the preceptors participating in the project were prompted to assist the preceptors in finding time and accessing the preceptor-training course. Fifty percent of preceptors participating completed the preceptor training. Preceptors who completed the course evaluated the course very positively and said that they would use what they learned in their work as preceptors.
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