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Promote the right leaders

Enhance skills and competency with a preceptor program for nurses

HealthStream’s Preceptor Development helps you identify, onboard, and develop the right future leaders for your organization with expert thought leadership, clinical courseware, evidence-based training, and professional development courses. Designed for new and seasoned clinicians in perinatal, critical care, med-surg, perioperative, and other specialty settings.

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Building a preceptor program with engaging and interactive content

Using Preceptor Development, Kona Community Hospital achieved 100% preceptor participation in their hybrid training program.

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of Preceptors strongly agree that HealthStream Preceptor Development curriculum has expanded their job knowledge and growth as a professional.

Improve the nurse transition experience with exceptional preceptor training

We understand the unique challenges nursing leaders face to maintain a confident and engaged workforce while ensuring a positive patient experience. In order to fully develop preceptors who can effectively guide staff through their transition into a new environment, a healthcare organization needs more than just courseware.

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Leverage HealthStream’s Preceptor Development to:

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Facilitate effective matching of preceptor and preceptee

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Optimize success of the transition experience for preceptees


Enhance development of essential coping skills and critical thinking/decision-making abilities


Talogy Caring Behaviors Assessment (C.A.R.E.S.)™

  • Identifies behavioral tendencies across five factors and provides insight into your preceptors’ own strengths and opportunities, allowing you to more appropriately pair them with preceptees


Interactive Online Modules

  • Co-developed with industry expert Sigma (formally known as Sigma Theta Tau International)
  • Courseware is based on the award winning book, Mastering Precepting, and includes a module for preceptees to help them better understand their own role in creating a successful learning experience
  • Bonus module for preceptees helps new nurses to understand the preceptor role, and to set expectations for the preceptor/preceptee relationship 


Video Vignettes

  • Provides real-life scenarios of the challenges preceptors and preceptees routinely face
  • Vignettes are embedded in the courseware, and are also provided as stand-alone tools for use in the classroom


Facilitator Guide

  • Builds upon the courseware content with classroom-led activities

Online Skills/Competency Checklists

  • Focuses on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes preceptors need to be effective in their role
  • Validation is permanently documented online in the HealthStream Transcript

Continuing Education Credit

  • Approved for 4.5 Nursing CEUs through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Client Spotlight

Preceptor is a super fun class to teach. Talking them through the videos and seeing their reaction, then hearing what they would do in that situation makes the program very interactive. I have already taught it this year about 4 or 5 times. Every time I watch the videos I see and hear new responses, they are just by far the best.

Stephanie Irwin


Kona Community Hospital

The preceptors greatly value the knowledge provided by this program. Before they were floundering without any clear path or support. Now, they have the tools to communicate challenges to their management team and constructively guide their preceptees.

Christy Ballard


Antelope Valley Medical Center

As a healthcare leader, are you…

  • Struggling to maintain a confident and engaged workforce?
  • Uncertain your staff is providing a positive patient experience?
  • Looking to deliver a more comprehensive and engaging learning experience to your preceptors?

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Let us show you how HealthStream’s Preceptor Development provides a unique set of resources and tools necessary to fully develop preceptors who can effectively guide preceptees through their transition experience.