Preceptor-Mentor Training Program

Become a Nurse MentorDescription

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 nine 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


  • Spring 2024: March 15 – June 15, 2024
    • Participants may register at any time. The program must be completed before June 15, 2024. Live discussions are offered several times during the session.


Participants must be registered nurses.

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
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion


$200 CAD **Free for Health Canada funded research project participants. Contact Jodie Lachance for more information.**


Melissa Raby

Debbie Rickeard


Please contact Jodie Lachance for further information.