Development of an Online Preceptor Workshop for the DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program Recruitment and Retention
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The purpose of this Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) project was to develop an evidence-based online preceptor workshop for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) clinical preceptors to improve their communication skills, teaching strategies, and clinical education consistency with Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs). Knowles Theory of Adult Learning served as the theoretical framework. A webpage was created through web press to host the online workshop. A 20-item pre-educational survey, a 20-item post-educational survey, and a 24-item one-month follow up survey were developed and distributed through SurveyMonkey. A Likert scale was used to measure preceptor responses. A RM-ANOVA was used to measure the means for each item. A total of 37 CRNAs participated in the pre-workshop survey, 28 CRNAs completed the workshop and post-workshop survey, and 20 CRNAs completed the one-month follow up survey. Significant results were noted for the question “please rate your comfort level with conflict management and resolution with SRNAs.” Mauchly’s test of sphericity assumption was x2 (2)= (2.594), p=.273. Test within subjects showed [F (1,16) = 6.054, p = 0.026]. Statistically significant results were also noted for the question “I feel I Provide a formal debriefing of SRNAs performance at the end of every clinical day.” Paired T-test showed significant results from pre-workshop (M=1.70, SD=1.08) and post-workshop survey reflections (M=1.15, SD=0.67) conditions t(19) =2.24, p=0.37. The educational intervention showed a positive impact on clinical preceptor’s communication skills and clinical education consistency. Future research should include a needs assessment survey focusing on perceived CRNA preceptor education needs.