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Preceptorship workshops


The preceptor workshop is designed for nurses who are working towards or who have achieved proficient level on their Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP) and have been nominated by their Charge Nurse Manager to fulfil this role. It is a Capital and coast District Health Board (CCDHB) expectation that all nurses who have attained proficient level on the PDRP attend the preceptor workshop and are actively involved in preceptorship within their clinical area. (Please refer to preceptor policy on Capital Doc.).

The one day workshop meets the National Frame work requirements for precepting graduate nurses and is run collaboratively with Hutt Valley District Health Board. The workshop integrates theory and practice and enables nurses to confidently fulfil their preceptor role through clinical teaching and assessment within their own area of practice.

It is an expectation of the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) (2007) that all nurses provide preceptorship as part of their on-going practice certificate requirements.

Entry requirements

  • Nurses who are working towards or have achieved proficient level on their PDRP
  • Nurses who have been nominated by their Charge Nurse Manager/ Team leader to fulfil this role
  • In the primary health and Aged and residential sector all nurses will have access to DHB preceptor programmes to support student and NETP graduate need as indicated by individual Memorandum of Understanding.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the workshop the preceptor will:

  • Define the word preceptor and have a clear understanding of the preceptor role
  • Discuss the preceptor policy and its implications for the preceptee/preceptor
  • Identify the characteristics of adult learning and adult teaching and learning styles
  • Demonstrate critical thinking
  • Provide assessment and feedback utilising NCNZ competencies
  • Recognise and demonstrate the core principles of effective communication
  • Discuss conflict management resolution strategies

Adapted from Preceptoring for Excellence National Framework (2010)

This is an introductory one day Workshop for Preceptors. CCDHB nurses please register through Connect Me and non-CCDHB nurses via email

Class size limited to 20. Tea and coffee provided.

Dates and venues

Pre reading and learning styles

There are three articles that you need to be familar with prior to attendign the workshop

  • Burns, C., Beauchesne, M., Ryan-Krause, P., & Sawin, K. (2006). Mastering the preceptor role: challenges of clinical teaching. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 20(3), 172-183.
  • Tanner, C. A. (2006). Thinking like a nurse: A research-based model of clinical judgment in nursing. Journal of nursing education, 45(6).
  • Duchscher, J. B. (2008). A process of becoming: the stages of new nursing graduate professional role transition. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 39(10), 441-450.

Please contact Kathy Trezise if you are having trouble find the reading. 

Workshop facilitator and presenter


Kathy Trezise, Nurse Educator
Director of Nursing and Midwifery Office
DDI: 04 806 0608

cell: 0274919095


Learn from yesterday live for today hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning (Albert Einstein)

Preceptor Survey

I are interested in getting feed back from preceptors to support you in your role. You can complete the on line survey after each student or graduate you support or at the  end of a placement. What  I do need is to hear from you. It will  takes only 5 minutes of your time.

Complete on line survey


Contacting tertiary education providers

Unless there is an urgent issue please do not contact tutors directly. If you do need to contact a tutor please contact the nurse educator for clinical placement for the most suitable person.

Post Workshop Articles and Resources

(these articles are supplied post the course)

  • Preceptoring unsafe students
  • The Professional Practice Knowledge of Nurse Preceptors
  • A Research-Based Model of Clinical Judgment in Nursing
  • The Lived Experience of the Graduate Nurse
  • Transtional Shock
  • Adult learning Styles recapped


Hints for helping students learn

Year one

Year two

Year three

Dip Enrolled Nurse

Contacting Tertiary Education Providers

Information Related to Undergraduate Programmes



Year one

Clinical log book

HSC6115 log book

HSC7111 log book

Year Two

Mental Health Objectives

Year Three

Cardiology Objectives


If you are considering becoming a PDRP assessor or would like to gain a greater understanding  on how to prepare your own portfolio enrol via emailing or capability and development




Last updated 14 February 2019.