Interactive Training

Preceptor Program

Preceptors play an integral role in onboarding our newest Health Care Professionals. Research shows that strong preceptors are an essential component in adapting to new work environments, competency development, and job satisfaction.

The Preceptor Treasures program focuses on excavating the hidden talents of experienced nurses through workshops and support. VUMC professionals who are interested in becoming a preceptor, or refreshing precepting skills, can participate in the Preceptor Program, which has a variety of options throughout the year.

Targeted for Health Care Professionals who are or will be in the Preceptor role, with or without Preceptor experience; elective programming for VUMC Staff

Preceptor Program Details

Preceptor Introduction Curricula on Demand examines Essential Preceptor Skills with the following modules*:

  • Basics & Terminology
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Learning Preferences & Assessment
  • Competency & Performance Evaluation
  • Reflective Practice

*available to VUMC staff via the Learning Exchange
*available to external participants via CloudCME with purchase

Preceptor Treasures Workshop focuses on Interaction & Application of Preceptor Skills including the following*:

  • Personal Assessment of Learning & Teaching
  • Factors Influencing Learning
  • Communication & Difficult Conversations


Thursday, April 21, 2022 8:00am - 12:15pm ZOOM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:00pm - 4:15pm ZOOM
Thursday, June 23, 2022 8:00am - 12:15pm ZOOM
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:00pm - 4:15pm ZOOM
Thursday, Aug 18, 2022 8:00am - 12:15pm ZOOM
Wednesday, Sept 14, 2022 12:00pm - 4:15pm ZOOM
Thursday, Oct 20, 2022 8:00am - 12:15pm ZOOM
Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022 12:00pm - 4:15pm ZOOM
Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 8:00am - 12:15pm ZOOM

Advanced Preceptor Concepts focuses on Interaction & Application of
Preceptor Skills including the following*:

  • Confidence Building
  • Critical Thinking & Clinical Reasoning
  • Time Management & Prioritization
Thursday, July 21, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm ZOOM
Tuesday, Oct 4, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm ZOOM

*VUMC staff register via Learning Exchange, non VUMC visitors, see below

Contact Hours available for all sessions. 

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Recommended, but not mandatory, to complete online Preceptor Introduction Curricula On-Demand prior to attending a workshop.





Registration & Costs

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Preceptor Introduction

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Advanced Preceptor Concepts

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Preceptor Treasures Workshop: $30

Advanced Preceptor Concepts: $20

(price includes continuing education hours, 2.5 hours of on-demand modules & electronic course workbook)

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*access information for on-demand modules through CloudCME will be provided via email. 



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Accreditation Statement:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.