Preceptor Preparation Online Course - Advanced

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

Module 3: Clinical Teaching Strategies

Aligning Learning Experiences

Clinical learning experiences should build upon and be integrated with content from classroom learning. Aligning clinical and classroom learning helps build contextual thinking and clinical reasoning skills that serves as a strong foundation for reflective practitioners (Benner et al., 2010). Preceptors play a critical role in aligning the clinical learning experiences with the desired learning outcomes for the course. When preparing to coordinate clinical teaching with classroom learning, preceptors should consider the following steps:


Vanderbilt University's Center for Teaching offers a helpful guide to understanding Bloom's Taxonomy when developing learning objectives.

Check Point

Match the steps involved in aligning clinical and classroom learning with the corresponding examples of each, then press 'Submit'. After answering each question press the 'Forward' button on the player at the bottom right-hand corner.

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