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

Tuesday, November 14
BJC Learning Institute
Lower Level Auditorium
8300 Eager Rd. #200
St. Louis, Mo.
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Kansas City Metro Area

Wednesday, November 8
Courtyard Kansas City East/Blue Springs
1500 N.E. Coronado Drive
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Central Missouri Areas


Thursday, October 5
University of Missouri Health Care
Quarterdeck Building, Room QD251
2401 Lemone Industrial Blvd.
Columbia, Mo.
(573) 884-3701
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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.

2017 Issues

August: Minority Growing Pains: Men in Nursing
July: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
June: Preceptors' Role in Process Improvement
May: What is mindfulness?
April: Protecting Our Preceptee's From Violence
March: Moral Distress in Nursing
February: Multitasking vs. Single-Tasking
January: How Can We Positively Impact Professional Behavior?

2016 Issues

December: The Power of One
November: What's New in Preceptor Literature?
October: Make a Choice - Be Happy
September: Preceptor/Preceptee Conflict
August: Preceptors are Leaders and Influencers
July: Strategies for Evaluating Nursing Competency
June: Preceptors' Role in Combating Workplace Civility
May: The Role of the Nurse Manager/Educator During Orientation
April: Does Your Orientation Checklist Need a Facelift?
March: Improving Health Systems' Resilience
February: Social Media in the Workplace
January: The Art of Listening