Health nursing preceptor

Health nursing preceptor


A preceptor is a person who teaches, counsels, inspires, serves as a role model and supports the growth and development of an individual (the novice) for a fixed and limited amount of time with the specific purpose of socializing the novice into a new role.” (Morrow, 1984)

Health nursing preceptor

Qualifications necessary to be a health nursing preceptor

Willingness to share professional values, beliefs, and skills

A passion for public health nursing and a desire to share the practice with others

A strong knowledge of population-based public health nursing

Experience as a public health nurse with ability to convey the essential components of the public health nursing role

Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to listen and ask questions

Well organized and dependable

Strong problem solving skills

A preceptor fills three roles: nurturer, educator, and role model. Preceptors guide and enhance the population-based learning of students by providing: Ideas, Information and Resources, Feedback

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