Preceptor Preparation Online Course - Advanced

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Essential Competencies of Preceptors: A Focus on Working with APRN Students

Module 2: Assessing Learner Needs and Learning Styles


All registered nurses are very familiar with the nursing process and understand that a thorough assessment always comes before diagnosis, planning and intervention. This same approach is also necessary in teaching. Before designing learning experiences for an advanced practice nursing student, an assessment of the student’s learning needs and learning style is crucial. A thorough learning assessment avoids repetition, addresses weaknesses and helps focus learning (Bastable, 2008).


Upon completion of this module the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify strategies to assess individual learning needs.
  2. Describe different learning styles.
  3. Develop specific goals and objectives for student learning.


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