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Preceptors serve key role in inspiring new nurses and improving patient care

New edition of Sigma book has updated material to educate and prepare preceptors

INDIANAPOLIS – Nurse preceptors are the essential link between what nurses are taught and what they need to know. Competent preceptors are critical to educating nursing students, transitioning new graduate nurses to the professional nursing role, and transitioning experienced nurses to new roles and specialties. Since the first edition was published, the importance of having preceptors and the need to educate and support RNs who transition into the preceptor role has increased.

In this second edition of Mastering Precepting, published by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma), each chapter has been updated with the most recent precepting evidence and two new chapters have been added.

“Precepting is a complex endeavor that requires competence and commitment,” said author Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, who has witnessed firsthand the importance of precepting and well-constructed preceptor programs in improving patient care. “By becoming a preceptor, you have accepted the professional responsibility of sharing your knowledge and expertise with others. There is no greater contribution to nursing and to patient care than to ensure the competence of the next generation of nurses.”

The book is available at http://www.SigmaMarketplace.org/SigmaBooks.

About the author:
Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, is a professor at the Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, teaching in the DNP program, and editor of the Nephrology Nursing Journal, the professional journal of the American Nephrology Nurses Association.


Mastering Precepting, Second Edition: A Nurse’s Handbook for Success
By Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN
Published by Sigma, 2018
ISBN-13: 9781945157868
EPUB ISBN: 9781945157875
PDF ISBN: 9781945157882
MOBI ISBN: 9781945157899
Price: US $49.95.
Trade paperback, 400 pages.
Trim size: 8 x 10

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The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 135,000 active members in over 90 countries and territories. Members include practicing nurses, instructors, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others. Sigma’s more than 530 chapters are located at more than 700 institutions of higher education throughout Armenia, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, the United States, and Wales.
Learn more at www.SigmaNursing.org.



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