This innovative two-day preceptorship was created to build awareness of the goals and functions of nursing administration at UF Health Shands Hospital. All staff registered nurses are eligible to participate in a program schedule that will include the following:
- Shadowing the vice president of nursing, director of nursing or a nurse manager
- Reading materials provided to at the beginning of practicum experience
- Participating in meetings with their assigned preceptor
- Completing a small project under the direction of their preceptor, with the goal of benefiting the nursing practice on an individual unit or the nursing division as a whole
By the end of the practicum, it is expected that registered nurses will have a deeper awareness, understanding and appreciation of the nursing administration function, as well as the qualities that identify a leader within our organization.