Competent and committed preceptors are the essential link between education and practice, where theoretical learning meets reality, yet many dietitians feel ill-prepared to assume this role. This session, based on real-life preceptor experiences and examples, is for dietitians who wish to enhance their understanding of collaborative learning and working relationships.
At the conclusion of this session, you will be able to:
- articulate and demonstrate new knowledge and perspectives related to precepting learners,
- describe the roles and responsibilities of a preceptor and acknowledge how personality, learning style and generational variances can impact relationships,
- articulate and apply strategies to intentionally inspire learning,
- facilitate the learner’s integration into practice by fostering a safe learning environment and providing rich feedback,
- invite effective communication to move through challenges within a preceptor role, and
- model excellence, integrity and professionalism in practice.
Hosted by the DC Student Network
Mary Elizabeth Roth, RN, is Professor of Nursing, School of Life and Health Science and Community Services at Conestoga College in Kitchener, ON.
Duration: 1h 12min
If you are looking for more in-dept content to enhance your skills as a preceptor, we recommend you consider taking DC's e-learning course on preceptor education: