Preceptor-Mentor Training Program


A preceptor-mentor is a competent staff nurse employed by the care organization who acts as a role model and facilitates the development of clinical competence, clinical reasoning skills, and sound clinical judgement in the new graduate. The preceptor-mentor also ensures patient safety as the new graduate integrates competencies, fosters effective communication for collaboration and patient satisfaction, and promotes role socialization.

The Preceptor-Mentor Training Program includes eight independent modules with short assignments and a live discussion to develop the experienced nurses’ capacity to mentor new nurses.

This course is also part of CASN’s Nursing Residency Program.

Format: Online, through Zoom & Moodle


Participants may register at any time. The program must be completed before June 15, 2022. Live discussions are offered once each month.


Participants should have, at minimum, approximately three years of experience as a staff nurse.

Program Topics

  • Understanding the preceptor-mentor’s role and responsibilities
  • Setting goals and expectations
  • The preceptor-mentor/preceptee-mentee relationship
  • Communication
  • Role modeling
  • Adult learning theories
  • Teaching and learning strategies
  • Building confidence
  • Skill development
  • Fostering clinical reasoning
  • Observation and constructive feedback
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Lateral violence and the new graduate


$200 CAD


Melissa Raby

Debbie Rickeard


Please contact Jessica Pearce Lamothe for further information.