Date of Award
Evidence Based Nursing Education Project
Master Of Science In Nursing
Colleges & School
Ruth S. Coleman College Of Nursing And Health Sciences
Donald Miller, MSN, RN
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Nursing -- Study and teaching (Preceptorship); Nursing students
Purpose: The purpose of this review was to compare current research related to preceptorship programs with trained preceptors and to determine the effects that trained preceptors have on the transition to practice for new graduate nurses. Design: An integrated literature review was conducted using both quantitative and qualitative peer reviewed research studies on preceptorships in acute care settings. Boychuk Duchscher’s Transition Shock Theory guided this review. Methods: Research published between the years of 2010-2015, was obtained through a structured electronic data search. Findings and conclusions were synthesized into major themes. Findings: Ten studies were analyzed and seven major themes were identified as a result. The themes include the following: turnover, job satisfaction, stress management, critical thinking, work engagement and communication, role development/competence, and confidence. Conclusions: The findings support the integration of a preceptor training program at the institution in which the preceptorship takes place. Relevance to Nursing Education: Current and future preceptor training programs should be created, evaluated, and implemented by the nurse educators at that institution.
Wierman, Michelle G., "Effects of trained preceptors on new graduate nurses’ transition to practice: An integrative literature review" (2016). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 501.