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Using group preceptorship to support novice nurses

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Our free article this week describes a preceptorship group programme has helped newly qualified nurses recruited to work in a mental health trust to develop their skills and confidence.

After reading the article consider:

  • Think about your own experience of qualifying. How could the transition from student to staff nurse be improved?
  • What preceptorship do newly qualified nurses receive in your area and is it effective?
  • Could the model of group preceptorship described in this article work in your trust?

Eileen Shepherd, Clinical Commissioning Editor

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