Learn about 2 important resources for becoming a more effective preceptor. These tools will help you brush up on your teaching skills and provide new ones.
The One-Minute Preceptor
The One-Minute Preceptor is a clinical teaching tool that has been validated in numerous studies. It's easy to learn and implement. The 5 skills provide a framework for approaching the needs of your student and help teach them while staying efficient and on-time in a busy clinic or intrapartum day. These skills are:
- Student presents the case and commits to the diagnosis
- Preceptor probes for supporting evidence—the student’s rationale for the diagnosis
- Preceptor teaches on a single point and/or reinforces a general rule
- Tell them what they did right
- Correct any mistakes
View a schematic developed by the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing to learn more about it.
The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) provides multiple resources for preceptors of nurse-midwifery students and can be accessed even if you are not a member. Learn about teaching strategies, how to work with students with different skill levels, and how to lovingly confront a student, among other helpful resources. You can also view an introduction to precepting video provided by the University of Utah.