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NDEP Preceptor Resources

The following resources have been developed by NDEP. Also, NDEP members can access additional preceptor resources on the NDEP portal.

Preceptor Information

NDEP Preceptor Survey Results

View results of the 2023 Preceptor Survey developed by the NDEP Preceptor Committee.

Preceptor Orientation Checklist

The NDEP Development Committee developed a general orientation checklist for preceptors to use. The purpose of this checklist is to be a starter orientation template for preceptors to use and modify to fit their facility.

NDEP Webinars

Guide to Being an Effective Preceptor: Part 1 and 2

The Guide to Being an Effective Preceptor was recorded in two parts. (Note: Only slides are available; the recording has expired.)

Guide to Being an Effective Preceptor: Part 1

Presented in 2017, the main objectives are to:

  • Differentiate effective versus ineffective preceptors
  • Identify characteristics of effective preceptors
  • Demonstrate how to be an effective preceptor and mentor

The training/webinar slides are available below.

Guide to Being an Effective Preceptor: Part 2

Presented in 2020, the main objectives are to:

  • Recognize important aspects of orienting new interns
  • Distinguish characteristics of interns in relation to helping them succeed
  • Demonstrate effective oral feedback provision for interns
  • Select appropriate intern evaluation tools
  • Identify strategies to overcome challenges in different rotations

The training/webinar slides are available below.

CPEUs for Precepting

As of June 1, 2017, preceptors may record a total of 15 CPEUs per five-year cycle for precepting and/or leadership on your Activity Log. For more information and to obtain the necessary forms, visit the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Preceptor Training Program

ACEND® has an 8.0 CPEU Preceptor Training Program available free of charge.

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