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


When working with an ARPN student, the assessment process comes before implementation in designing a comprehensive learning experience. The assessment process in education comprises identification of learning needs to decide what to teach and learning style to determine how to teach it. To determine learning needs, the preceptor and the student determine together what is important based on course objectives and objectives the student develops and faculty and preceptor approve. Once needs are identified, determining learning style through interviews, conversations and measurements is the next step. Since individuals learn differently, determining learning style for both the preceptor and student allows the development of experiences individualized to help the student reach their full potential.


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