This five-part video series has been developed by the RNAO Long-Term Care Best Practices Program to support preceptors of nursing students in long-term care (LTC) placements to recognize the value of being a preceptor. The videos will highlight the preceptor role and how it supports personal and professional growth, as well as guide preceptors on how to enrich the student placement experience and outline the many nursing opportunities in the LTC sector.
Part 1: Role of the preceptor in LTC
This video highlights the role of the preceptor in LTC, the attributes and skills required for this role, possible learning approaches, and supports from the team for the preceptor to enhance the student placement experience.
Part 2: Leadership and professionalism
This video highlights the preceptor’s role as a leader and professional as it reviews transformational leadership, the attributes of professionalism and the benefits of self-reflection.
Part 3: Communication
This video highlights the communication skills and approaches preceptors can use to support an empowering and supportive learning environment for nursing students. It features the learning process, creating a communications plan, providing feedback, collaborating, diversity, managing conflict and celebrating success.
Part 4: Opportunities for preceptors
This video highlights the opportunities for the preceptor to share their experiences of working in LTC and provide insight into leadership development and career advancement in the LTC sector.
Part 5: Resources for the preceptor
This video highlights resources available to support preceptors including evidence-based resources and learning opportunities.
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