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Goals and Learning Outcomes

No matter how much we know, there is always something more to learn about communication, teamwork, and interprofessional/interpersonal work relationships. Healthcare is a continuously evolving, fast-paced, multigenerational, and multicultural work environment. Communication and teamwork are vital components of safe and effective healthcare. Preceptors must incorporate these elements into preceptorships to successfully transition new staff into ambulatory care and clinical patient care arenas. This becomes particularly important when transitioning preceptees into specialty practice that requires them to work interdependently, such as in ambulatory care. The goal of this course is to provide nurses and nurse preceptors in ambulatory care settings with information about communication and teamwork in preceptorships.

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the role of self-efficacy in preceptorships
  • Review verbal and nonverbal communication in preceptorships
  • Assess the role of preceptors in building team relationships
  • Identify professional attributes of a preceptor, various communication styles, and effective communication techniques in ambulatory settings.
  • Recognize important elements of teamwork and the role of the preceptor in team building.

Course Termination Date: Not yet determined

Content Expiration Date: 12/31/24

Course Originally Released On: 11/01/21

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Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

Disclaimer: Not all courses will provide California Board of Registered Nursing approval. Per California Assembly Bill No. 241, continuing education courses related to direct patient care shall address at least one or a combination of the following:(1) Examples of how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions of licensees, leading to disparities in health outcomes; or (2) Strategies to address how unintended biases in decision-making may contribute to health care disparities by shaping behavior and producing differences in medical treatment along lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, Kansas State Board of Nursing, Kentucky Board of Nursing, Michigan Board of Nursing, Mississippi Board of Nursing, New Hampshire Board of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, North Dakota Board of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and West Virginia Board Of Registered Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.