FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
Preparing the future of nursing
A handbook on mastering precepting
– A great clinical nurse automatically makes a good preceptor, right?
Wrong, according to Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, and author of Mastering Precepting: A Nurse’s Handbook for Success.
The book, published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), is written specifically as a guidebook for nurses who are preceptors, who are thinking of becoming preceptors or those who supervise preceptors.
A comprehensive compilation of knowledge and resources, Mastering Precepting includes content such as:
- In depth definitions of the preceptor’s role
- Strategies for effective precepting
- Competence, critical thinking, clinical judgment and confidence
- Precepting specific demographics and populations
- Assessing and addressing preceptee behavior and motivation
- A chapter for managers on selecting, supporting and sustaining preceptors
- Practicing self-care to prevent burnout
In addition to the book, Dr. Ulrich has developed a companion website, www.RNPreceptor.com, which provides additional resources and a forum to connect preceptors from around the world.
“This book is a survival guide,” says Dr. Ulrich. “It is a resource for preceptors from two perspectives – the knowledge they need to become competent preceptors and the knowledge they need to precept others.”
Mastering Precepting: A Nurse’s Handbook for Success
By Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN
Published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International
Price: US $39.95
Trade paperback, 320 pages
Trim Size: 7 3/8” x 9 1/8”
Available at www.nursingknowledge.org/STTIbooks
Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, is a nationally recognized thought leader, known for her research studying nursing work environments and the experiences of new nurses as they transition into the workforce. She has extensive experience as a health care executive, educator and researcher. She currently serves as the vice president of hospital services for CAE Healthcare (formerly METI), a world leader in human patient simulation, and as editor of the Nephrology Nursing Journal. Dr. Ulrich has been a co-investigator on a series of national nursing workforce and work environment studies and two studies of critical care nurse work environments conducted with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. She resides in Houston, Texas.
“Mastering precepting is the only way the nursing profession will fulfill its promise to care as well as invest in its future – a future that ensures the next generation of nurses is safe, competent and superbly qualified. The lessons and wisdom gained in Mastering Precepting: A Nurse’s Handbook for Success will transform how you teach, learn and become a professional nurse.”
Donna M. Nickitas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE
Hunter College, City University of New York Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
Deputy Executive Officer, Doctor of Nursing Science
Graduate Center, City University of New York
Editor, Nursing Economic$
“Mastering Precepting: A Nurse’s Handbook for Success explores precepting from all perspectives and provides practical advice to new preceptors as well as those who are experienced. Whether you are a new preceptor, a manager engaging preceptors in the onboarding of new staff or a program director creating a preceptor program, this book will assist you in every phase of development. It is an excellent resource for a critical role.”
Kathleen A. Bower, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Principal & Co-owner, The Center for Case Management
“Now more than ever, we need to be successful in precepting the next generation of competent nurses to provide evidence-based care with compassion. Mastering Precepting: A Nurse’s Handbook for Success brings us a well-researched collection of knowledge on how to best precept, and also grounds the information in practical approaches to ensure success.”
Katherine Vestal, PhD, RN, FACHE, FAAN
President, Work Innovations, LLC
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The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Founded in 1922, STTI has more than 130,000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others. STTI’s 492 chapters are located at 672 institutions of higher education throughout Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, the United States and Wales. More information about STTI can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org.