Evaluation of a structured preceptorship programme.

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  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in District Nursing, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
      Head of Subject, Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, both at the University of Northumbria, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
      Chief Matron, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
      Community Practice Teacher, Community Matron and District Nurse, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
      Community Practice Teacher and District Nurse, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
      Operations Manager, Specialist Nursing, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
      Clinical Lead, District Nursing Service North Tyneside, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
      Operations Manager, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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    • Abstract:
      Preceptorship is a period in which newly qualified staff nurses receive support from an experienced nurse to smooth their transition into the service. District nurses (DNs) from the authors' trust informally expressed the need for a better transition between the completion of district nursing education and entry into the workforce. Hence, a structured preceptorship programme was developed and delivered. This article describes this service initiative and its evaluation by preceptors (n=14) and preceptees (newly qualified DNs; n=13). Both groups valued having a structured preceptorship programme. Preceptees agreed that having a named preceptor was very important, and preceptors felt that the role which they played was rewarding. Both groups felt that the role of the DN was a specialist role and that the preceptorship programme helped to support newly qualified staff make the transition into qualified DNs, clinical team leaders and, ultimately, caseload holders. A large-scale study of DN practice is required to develop a national consensus on the structure and content of preceptorship programmes for district nursing.
    • Journal Subset:
      Core Nursing; Double Blind Peer Reviewed; Editorial Board Reviewed; Europe; Expert Peer Reviewed; Nursing; Peer Reviewed; Public Health; UK & Ireland
    • ISSN:
      1462-4753
    • MEDLINE Info:
      NLM UID: 9815827
    • Publication Date:
      20191106
    • Publication Date:
      20191112
    • DOI:
      http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.11.554
    • Accession Number:
      139436926
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      TUCKER, G. et al. Evaluation of a structured preceptorship programme. British Journal of Community Nursing, [s. l.], v. 24, n. 11, p. 554–557, 2019. DOI 10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.11.554. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=139436926. Acesso em: 13 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Tucker G, Atkinson J, Kelly J, et al. Evaluation of a structured preceptorship programme. British Journal of Community Nursing. 2019;24(11):554-557. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.11.554
    • APA:
      Tucker, G., Atkinson, J., Kelly, J., Parkin, L., McKenzie, A., Scott, S., Joyce, S., & Davidson, D. (2019). Evaluation of a structured preceptorship programme. British Journal of Community Nursing, 24(11), 554–557. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.11.554
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Tucker, Guy, Joanne Atkinson, Janet Kelly, Lynette Parkin, Alison McKenzie, Sue Scott, Susan Joyce, and Doreen Davidson. 2019. “Evaluation of a Structured Preceptorship Programme.” British Journal of Community Nursing 24 (11): 554–57. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.11.554.
    • Harvard:
      Tucker, G. et al. (2019) ‘Evaluation of a structured preceptorship programme’, British Journal of Community Nursing, 24(11), pp. 554–557. doi: 10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.11.554.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Tucker, G, Atkinson, J, Kelly, J, Parkin, L, McKenzie, A, Scott, S, Joyce, S & Davidson, D 2019, ‘Evaluation of a structured preceptorship programme’, British Journal of Community Nursing, vol. 24, no. 11, pp. 554–557, viewed 13 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Tucker, Guy, et al. “Evaluation of a Structured Preceptorship Programme.” British Journal of Community Nursing, vol. 24, no. 11, Nov. 2019, pp. 554–557. EBSCOhost, doi:10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.11.554.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Tucker, Guy, Joanne Atkinson, Janet Kelly, Lynette Parkin, Alison McKenzie, Sue Scott, Susan Joyce, and Doreen Davidson. “Evaluation of a Structured Preceptorship Programme.” British Journal of Community Nursing 24, no. 11 (November 2019): 554–57. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.11.554.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Tucker G, Atkinson J, Kelly J, Parkin L, McKenzie A, Scott S, et al. Evaluation of a structured preceptorship programme. British Journal of Community Nursing [Internet]. 2019 Nov [cited 2020 Aug 13];24(11):554–7. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=rzh&AN=139436926