The following tools are to be utilized by Unit Leadership (Unit Directors, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Clinical Educators, and/or Administrative Nurses) to evaluate nurse residents (NRs) and/or preceptors in the practice-based learning environment. These tools have been vetted by numerous councils, are evidence-based, and are in alignment with the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP)™.
This is an e-learning Module is on the UCLA Health Nurse Residency Program for Unit Leadership, stakeholders, and program facilitators. Orientation will be provided annually through Cornerstone (CSOD). The presentation is provided here for your reference.
The Program Director initiated a timeline in 2016 that includes seven EBP phases to ensure project development is linked to patient outcomes. The timeline is disseminated and discussed in the NR session. Nursing leadership receives this timeline and project requirements two months prior to the start of the NRP.
The Initial Competency Toolkit includes elements of Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes in both the daily and weekly evaluations. These evaluations will be completed by the preceptor and the CNS / Educator. This initiative will help the preceptor better articulate how the new nurse resident / new hire can grow and improve in particular areas.
This is a tool for Unit Leadership to evaluate preceptors who evaluate NR performance in the practice-based learning environment. The tool was created from the job description of the Registered Nurse (PO 9) related to orienting new staff, preceptor development course objectives, and input from NRP stakeholders.
Tool for NRs to evaluate the preceptor(s) as part of the individualized, unit-based orientation under the guidance of the unit Subject Matter Expert (Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Educator, and Administrative Nurse).
A formal learning contract will be implemented for any NR who is not progressing toward incremental goals. The overarching aims of the learning contract are to allow the NR to take initiative in clinical practice and to provide a supportive unit structure through utilization of additional resources when individualized learning support may be necessary. The learning contract is a written document that the NR and unit leadership complete collaboratively. When a learning contract is initiated by the UD, please inform the NRP Coordinator to assist with additional resources and support.
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