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Endorsements (1st Edition)

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“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$


“New preceptors need practical and pragmatic education and support as they move into this important role. 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, Mastering Precepting will assist you in every phase of development. It is an excellent resource for a critical role.”


–Kathleen A. Bower, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Principal and Co-owner, The Center for Case Management



“Mastering Precepting: A Nurse’s Handbook for Success provides a timely pathway for preceptors to learn not only the intricacies of precepting, but also the responsibilities associated with this critical role. Dr. Ulrich articulates how to develop preceptors and, in turn, develop the nurses they precept. By recognizing precepting as a specialty that requires a unique set of knowledge and expertise, and providing a guide for organizations to ensure their preceptors are adequately prepared, Mastering Precepting contributes to developing the competent, engaged nurses who will be critical to the improvement of our nation’s health care delivery organizations. What a great read!”


–Peter I. Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN
Valere Potter Professor of Nursing
Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies
Institute for Medicine and Public Health
Vanderbilt University Medical Center



“Left to our own abilities, many of us would survive. But, why should we have such low expectations for what we could be as professional nurses? Creating the personal relationship that allows for coaching and openness will help us support learners in entry-level and advanced-role programs, new graduates in their transition into practice, and established practitioners in their transition from one role or clinical area to another. With the increasing focus on quality, safety, and competence in health care professions, we are fortunate to have strategies that support our ongoing development in these areas. Such is the case with Mastering Precepting: A Nurse’s Handbook for Success.”


–Patricia S. Yoder-Wise, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN
President, The Wise Group



“The nursing preceptor role has taken on increasing significance in our complex health care environment. Mastering Precepting: A Nurse’s Handbook for Success provides comprehensive, evidence-based, practical tools for precepting students in pre-licensure courses, newly-licensed nurses, experienced nurses moving from one institution or specialty to another, and internationally trained nurses.”


–David R. Marshall, JD, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CENP
Chief Nursing and Patient Care Services Officer
UTMB Health



“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



“The practical principles and concepts and pragmatic tools shared throughout this book provide a framework for being an excellent team member as well as a preceptor. Ulrich and her contributing authors have been intentional with their content, using evidence as their foundation. Preceptors, preceptees, and managers will complete this book with a comprehensive new set of knowledge and a level of professional enthusiasm around making a difference in the lives of their colleagues.”


–Rhonda Anderson, DNSc, RN, FAAN, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer, Cardon Children’s Medical Center



“Effective precepting systems and processes are critical to enhancing new graduate competency skills and satisfaction with the work environment. In this new book, Beth Ulrich and contributors have captured the essence of the role as well as its value to the organization. Turnover rates continue to be high in the first year of employment for new RN graduates. The chapters address the multiple roles of preceptors that go beyond the traditional. Focusing on adult learning styles and available tools, as well as strategies for success, make this book a must for recruitment and retention.”


–Roxane Spitzer, PHD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Chief Nursing Officer, Dekalb Regional Health System
Editor-in-Chief, Nurse Leader

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