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ISRN Nursing
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 530357, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/530357
Clinical Study

Team Preceptorship Model: A Solution for Students' Clinical Experience

1Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, 155 College Street, Suite 130, Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 1P8
2University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 200 Simcoe Street North, P.O. Box 385, Oshawa, ON, Canada L1H 7L7

Received 2 February 2011; Accepted 21 March 2011

Academic Editor: B. Mandleco

Copyright © 2011 Angela Cooper Brathwaite and Manon Lemonde. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

There is a shortage of registered nurses in developed countries, and this shortage is due to the aging nursing workforce, demand for healthcare services, and shortage of nursing professors to teach students. In order to increase the number of clinical placements for nursing students, the authors developed and implemented a collaborative preceptorship model between a Canadian University and Public Health Department to facilitate the clinical experiences of Bachelor of Science of Nursing (BScN) students. This paper describes the Team Preceptorship Model which guided the clinical experience of nine students and 14 preceptors. It also highlights the model's evaluation, strengths, and limitations.