Development of a unit-specific preceptorship evaluation tool: the preceptorship achievement support system (passport)

Leon, Else (2015) Development of a unit-specific preceptorship evaluation tool: the preceptorship achievement support system (passport). Practicum Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Purpose: Develop a new evaluative tool for in the Montreal Children's Hospital's medical pediatric unit's preceptorship program. Methods: The methods used to achieve the practicum objectives were: (a) review literature to identify key aspects of preceptorship and how it is evaluated, (b) consult nursing staff and managers about current program and its evaluation, (c) review evaluation tools of other orientation programs, and (d) develop a tool to evaluate the preceptorship program. Results: An evaluation tool, called PASSport, was developed based on findings of the three sources. The literature review identified outcome and process measures to consider when designing an evaluation tool. The staff consultation revealed nurses' opinions on the type, frequency, and content of preceptorship evaluation. The review of tools identified common orientation evaluation process factors and learning outcomes utilized on other units and hospitals. The PASSport contains an introduction, a weekly schedule, a skill inventory checklist, three weekly learning journals, three competency questionnaires, two critical thinking logs, and a mid-term and final progress appraisal meeting form. Conclusion: The PASSport is ready for pilot testing. It will help streamline preceptorship evaluation on the medical pediatrics unit at the Montreal Children's Hospital. New nurses will be encouraged to appraise and document their learning to tailor learning activities with the aid of nursing staff and management.

Item Type: Report (Practicum Report)
Item ID: 8508
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references. -- Final report of the Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum -- Practicum report submitted to the School of Nursing in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Nursing.
Department(s): Nursing, Faculty of
Date: May 2015
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Nursing--Study and teaching (Preceptorship); Nursing assessment; Nurses--In-service training--Evaluation
Medical Subject Heading: Education, Nursing; Preceptorship; Nursing Assessment; Inservice Training--Evaluation Studies;

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