Best Practices for Preceptors

Author(s): Wanda Pritts

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Education

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Today’s healthcare environment is particularly challenging for both new staff and preceptors alike. Whether precepting nurses who are new to critical care or nurses who are new to the role of nursing, preceptors need to have a variety of skills and strategies at their disposal. This session equips the preceptor with a variety of evidence-based strategies to be utilized to individualize and maximize the effectiveness of the orientation process.


  • Determine self-assessment stratigies to gain insight into the preceptor’s own learning and communicaiton styles.
  • Formulate strategies to assess an orientee’s competency level, communication and learning styles.
  • Select evidence-based strategies to individualize the precepting experience & deal with common difficulties encountered during orientation.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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