Standardizing Nurse Preceptor Training

Standardizing Nurse Preceptor Training

Standardizing Nurse Preceptor Training

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What might happen if you did not achieve the defined outcome for the solution? What alternatives might be considered

Every individual is entitled to quality health care services irrespective of the financial status, race, ethnicity, tribe and social status. Offering a standard training program to nurses will ensure equal delivery of services to people and minimize the number of complains found in our health care centers. The defined outcome of this project was to promote preceptor training programs to nurses in order to improve the health care sector and meet the World Health Organization standards. Failure to attain the expected outcome would result into a health care industry that faces the same problems as before. In addition, according to Spetz (2014, p. 42), the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics expects to increase the number of registered nurses by 26% by the year 2020. Failure to achieve the outcome would limit the following expectations leading to inadequate number of registered nurses in the country.

Some of the best alternatives to be considered in order to achieve the outcomes would include the following. Firstly, the government should introduce a law that requires every nurse to undergo preceptor training course before being registered as a practicing nurse. Secondly, health care centers should offer scholarships to their staff that have not undergone the training in order to acquire the required skills for the improvement of health care services in the future.

How did the literature support this particular outcome over another?

The literature review played a vital role in supporting the outcome of the project by providing a wide range of options to select from. The literature on different training programs and their effects to the health care industry have helped in determining the best approach to follow that has limited challenges and best arrives at the expectations of the training. Moreover, the literature has offered a strong basis for determining the best approach in terms of cost, reliability, effectiveness, and professions in the area of preceptor training.

How did the change process or theory enable you to develop the appropriate outcomes for the problem/concern?

The change process has assisted in developing the appropriate outcomes for this problem because it provides the basic ideas on how to promote change in a society and make people understand the need for change. This theory enables an individual understand the aspects of change management and how to use them in the organizational context (Myers & Hulks, 2012, p. 266). Through this theory, I could manage to convince a number of health care centers to implement the preceptor training for their nurses using the learned literature to base my arguments.


Myers, P., & Hulks, S. (2012). Organizational change: perspectives on theory and practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Spetz, J. (2014). Economics of Health Care and Nursing: How Will Health Reform Affect Demand for RNs? Nursing economic, 32 (1). 42-44