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

CANCELED: Wednesday, Oct. 7
Centerpoint Medical Center
19600 East 39th Street
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CANCELED: Wednesday, Nov. 11
North Kansas City Hospital
2800 Clay Edwards Dr.
North Kansas City
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Southeast Missouri Area

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

CANCELED: Thursday, Oct. 1
SSM Health St. Clare Hospital
1015 Bowles Ave.
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CANCELED: Tuesday, Nov. 17
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
November/December: Healthy Work Environments – It's Everyone's Responsibility

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