1.1 Understand the role of a preceptor

What is a preceptor? ‘Preceptor’ is a term used to describe what is also called a ‘clinical/field supervisor’ or ‘clinical instructor’. The following quote offers a more specific definition of what a preceptor is:

mod1-preceptor“an experienced practitioner who provides role support and learning experiences to students and staff learners. A preceptor works with the learner for a defined period of time to assist the learner in acquiring new competencies required for safe, ethical, and quality practice.” [1]

[1] Source: http://preceptordevelopment.org/