Preceptor Academy

two nurses_smallHospital staff vacancy and turnover are at record levels. Your organization doesn’t have to be a statistic. Trained preceptors can make the difference. Preceptors are vital to the success of our health care organizations and workforce retention. The Missouri Preceptor Academy is a program designed for registered nurses and allied health clinicians to gain the training necessary to guide new employees, recent graduates and students through the onboarding and competence validation process. Preceptor programs have been shown to reduce turnover and the high costs associated with hiring and retaining staff. The Missouri Preceptor Academy is offered at multiple venues, so register for the event closest to your hospital to save time and money!

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Dates and Locations


Kansas City Metro Area


Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
Courtyard by Marriott Kansas City East/Blue Springs
1500 NE Coronado Dr.
Blue Springs
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Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare
1600 North Second Street
Clinton
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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
North Kansas City Hospital
2800 Clay Edwards Dr.
North Kansas City, Mo.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Saint Luke’s Health System
901 E. 104th St.
Kansas City, Mo.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Centerpoint Medical Center
19600 East 39th Street
Independence
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Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020
Centerpoint Medical Center
19600 East 39th Street
Independence
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Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020
North Kansas City Hospital
2800 Clay Edwards Dr.
North Kansas City, Mo.
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Northeast Missouri Area


Thursday, May 7, 2020
Hannibal Regional Hospital
6000 Hospital Dr.
Hannibal
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Southeast Missouri Area


Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020
Saint Francis Healthcare System
211 Saint Francis Dr.
Cape Girardeau
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St. Louis Metro Area


Wednesday, March 18, 2020
BJC Learning Institute
8300 Eager Rd.
St. Louis
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
St. Luke’s Hospital
232 South Woods Mill Rd.
Chesterfield
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Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020
SSM Health St. Clare Hospital
1015 Bowles Ave.
Fenton
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Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020
BJC Learning Institute
8300 Eager Rd.
St. Louis
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Preceptor Newsletters

Preceptor News is a monthly newsletter for participants in the Preceptor academies. The articles in Preceptor News provide nurses and health professionals serving as preceptors with tips and advice in mentoring new nurses and health care employees. For past issues not listed below, please contact Jean Klindt.


2019 Issues

January/February: What's New in the Literature?
March/April: There is Never a Good Reason to be Unkind
May/June: Assisting New Healthcare Providers Through Reality Shock
July/August: The Task of Evaluation...Whew That's Touch One!
September/October: Self-Reflection of a Preceptor


2018 Issues

December: The Meaning of Mentoring
October: The Preceptor's Role as "Protector"
September: Missouri Preceptors in the Literature
August: The Importance of Preceptee Socialization
July: Warning: Not all New Graduate Nurses are Alike
June: The Importance of Commitment in Precepting
May: Patience
April: Building a Preceptee's Trust
March: The Practice of Self Reflection
February: Successful Preceptors
January: Preceptors and EBP