Online Courses

Preceptors Promote Expert Practice

Price: $10.00 CE: 1.00
This course is accessible until 6/1/2022

This course is designed for experienced nurses who are interested in developing and enhancing their preceptor skills. It addresses several aspects of the preceptor's role, and describes important skills for preceptor success including team-building, communication, and conflict management. This course also explains important concepts related to teaching and evaluating the adult learner in a clinical setting, such as learning phases, competency verification, and diversity issue. It describes the importance and complexity of the preceptor’s role including competency verification and reality shock.


AdventHealth University Division – echelon® is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

echelon® is an approved CE provider by the Florida Board of Nursing.

AdventHealth University Division echelon is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number CPE16352.

ANCC Accredited Organization

This course reports to CE Broker

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe the qualifications and attributes of the effective preceptor.
  2. Identify the preceptor's role and responsibilities including orienting, facilitating, team-building, teaching, and supervision.
  3. Identify the pillars of team-building and recognize the impact of effective communication on all aspects of the precepting process.
  4. Explain the APIE process, as well as its application to the preceptor/orientee experience.
  5. Relate principles of adult learning.
  6. Explain the importance of initial and continuous assessment including competency verification, Benner's Novice to Expert Model, and the principles of effective feedback.
  7. Establish and review learning objectives with the orientee that clearly describe the required outcomes and that are congruent with both the taught knowledge and skill as well as the evaluation modality.
  8. Utilize effective questioning techniques to coach the orientee toward applying knowledge to the clinical setting and building critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  9. Document the orientee's growth using evaluation tools and case studies.
  10. Describe Bloom's Taxonomy and the learning domains and apply it to teaching and evaluating.
  11. Recognize the phases of reality shock and explain how to help the orientee through each phase.

Qualified Planners/Faculty

Deena M. Rodney, RN, ATC

Deena M. Rodney, RN, ATC, received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida. During her undergraduate matriculation, Deena obtained a major in psychology and minored in health care administration. She furthered her studies by completing an internship in UCF’s Sports Medicine program. Deena’s focus in the health field turned to the inpatient clinical setting. She also obtained an Associate of Science degree in nursing from Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences.

Deena’s professional exposure began in the sports medicine arena. During her career as an athletic trainer she worked extensively with UCF and the Orlando Predators.

Deena lives in Central Florida and works at Florida Hospital South. She initially functioned as charge nurse for an acute psychiatric stabilization unit where she developed and implemented a process to improve capacity issues for the psychiatric service line. She then transferred to the neurology step-down unit functioning as a floor nurse. At that time she initiated a patient satisfaction plan. Deena recently assumed the position of education specialist for the neuro critical care and neuroscience unit at Florida Hospital South.

This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

Revisioning Author: M. Julie Talmadge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Dr. Julie Talmadge is a family nurse practitioner with 19 years of experience as a nurse practitioner. For the past 18 years she worked in acute care with a surgical residency program in Orlando, Florida. She currently works as Program Director in professional development with AdventHealth University, Division-echelon. In 2013 she was awarded her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Talmadge is a previous member of the Florida Board of Nursing, a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Central Florida Advanced Nursing Practice Council. She has been adjunct faculty at the University of Central Florida and has precepted graduate nurse practitioner students.


This author has disclosed that there are neither conflicts of interest nor commercial affiliation with this activity.

Suite 400
8515 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910-3492
Phone: 800-284-2378
Contact Hours: 1.00, Expires: 6/1/2022
1123 South University Ave
# 800
Little Rock, AR 72204
Phone: 501-686-2700
CE Credits: 1.00, Category: General, Expires: 6/1/2022

Registered Nurse
Registered Nurse Practitioner
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Licensed Practical Nurse
Licensed Psychiatric Technician Nurse
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Certified Nurse Midwife

PO Box 944210
Sacramento, California 94244-2100
Phone: 916-574-7718
CE Credits: 1.00, Category: General, Expires: 6/1/2022
899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 877-672-2174
Contact Hours: 1.00, Category: General, Expires: 6/1/2022
899 North Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 877-672-2174
Contact Hours: 1.00, Category: General, Expires: 6/1/2022
4052 Bald Cypress Way
BIN C-02
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3252
Phone: 850-245-4444
Contact Hours: 1.00, Category: General, Expires: 6/1/2022

Registered Nurse
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Licensed Practical Nurse
Certified Nursing Assistants

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 321217
Phone: 478-207-2440
Continuing Education Hours: 1.00, Category: General, Expires: 6/1/2022

Licensed Practical Nurse
Registered Professional Nurse

6301 Indian School Rd NE
Suite 710
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
Phone: 5058418340
Contact Hours: 1.00, Category: General, Expires: 6/1/2022

Registered Nurse
Licensed Practical Nurse
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Nurse Specialist

90 MacCorkle Ave. SW
Suite 203
South Charleston, WV 25303
Phone: 304-744-0900
Contact Hours: 1.00, Category: General, Expires: 6/1/2022

Registered Nurse
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Completion Requirements: To receive continuing education credit commensurate with the credit awarded for this on-line activity, the participant must:

  • View all modules
  • Participate and pass all learning checks
  • Pass the Post Test(s) with a minimum score of 80%
  • Complete and submit the on-line evaluation

Certificates of Completion: will be available to print immediately upon finishing the completion requirements. You are encouraged to print and save your certificate for your portfolio as required by your licensing body. Interdisciplinary accredited activities, activities having multiple accreditors, will be listed individually on the Certificate of Completion.

Non-Endorsement of Products: echelon®, as an accredited provider, has demonstrated proficient experience and viable resources to provide for valid and reliable evaluation of CE activities. The accuracy of the facts and opinions contained in this activity are the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of echelon® or its sponsors. Practitioners should consult primary resources, state regulations, and their healthcare facility policies and procedures for specific application of said content to their local situation. echelon® does not imply that there is real or implied endorsement of any product, service, or company neither referred to in this activity nor of any company subsidizing costs related to this activity. All information contained in this activity is for educational purposes only.

Electronic Record Retention: All activity records are kept on file for a minimum of six (6) years.

echelon® also chooses full disclosure with each activity to report any author conflicts of interest or commercial affiliation or support in conjunction with any activity.

Educational Health Care Team Members and Course Author Conflict of Interest: There have been no conflicts of interest disclosed by planners, authors, or presenters; nor has there been disclosure of any relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies or their products pertaining to this activity.

Commercial Company Support: The content of this activity was not developed with support from any commercial companies nor are there any staff commercial affiliations.