NetP Registered Nurses will have preceptor support for the duration of the programme. Preceptors are experienced Registered Nurses who have undertaken relevant Preceptor training. Preceptors will work closely with the NetP Registered Nurse to assist them with the application of knowledge, clinical reasoning and skill development providing constructive feedback, and facilitating critical and reflective practice to enable further practice development.
The preceptor role is pivotal in guiding the NetP Registered Nurse throughout the clinical placements during the programme and they must have regular and consistent access to the graduate nurse during clinical practice, especially during the clinical load sharing period. A primary preceptor must be identified for each new graduate nurse to ensure accountability and for negotiating and evaluating learning outcomes as well as coordination of formal feedback to the NetP Registered Nurse as required during the NetP programme.
NetP Registered Nurses will share a clinical load with their preceptor/s up to a total of 30 clinical days. Some workplaces may have a longer clinical load sharing time.
The assigned preceptor will carry out performance reviews with the NetP Registered Nurse and their line manager.
Preceptors working with NetP Registered Nurses are required to meet the following criteria:
A current annual practising certificate in the RN scope of practice
Registration with NCNZ
Successfully completed a preceptor training programme
Demonstrated commitment and willingness to support and encourage the NetP Registered Nurse through their role as a preceptor
Knowledge of the NetP programme Learning Framework and PDRP requirements
Experience within the clinical area where they are providing preceptorship
Apply the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and cultural safety to nursing practice
Evidence of positive role modelling
Provide feedback to the NetP Registered Nurse and receive feedback on their performance as a preceptor
Facilitate learning and education
Support NetP programme outcomes.
As a NetP preceptor it is a requirement (as per the National NETP Specifications) that the preceptor undertakes training for this role, and provide evidence of 16 hours preceptorship education.