Author: Barker, E.

Mentoring—A Complex Relationship

Purpose: To address the process of mentoring the advanced practice nurse (APN) and provide suggestions for the formulation, implementation, and termination of the relationship. Data sources: Research studies from nursing as well as other disciplines and personal experience as a mentor and protégé. Conclusions: Mentoring is a dynamic and complex relationship that can support growth, increase synergy, and […]

Becoming a Super Preceptor: A Practical Guide to Preceptorship in Today’s Clinical Climate

Purpose: To provide both potential and active preceptors with practical information that will help with the decision to become a preceptor, and to develop the preceptor partnership among the preceptor, the faculty, the student, and the patient. The article suggests ways to apply realistic techniques to assure that the preceptorship is successful in today’s fast-paced practice […]