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Goals and Learning Outcomes

Adult learners do not learn in the same manner as children do in grade school. When preceptoring nurses in the ambulatory care setting, preceptors should be familiar with the principles of adult learners. Understanding different adult learning theories, domains of learning, and generational differences among adult learners will help improve your preceptor practice. Information on how to develop a teaching strategy that aligns with your preceptee’s needs will be presented.

The goal of this course is to provide nurse preceptors working in ambulatory care preceptorships with an understanding of adult learning principles.

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • State five principles of adult learning implemented in preceptorships.
  • Identify three domains of learning
  • Describe the role of evidence-based practice (EBP) in preceptorships.
  • State five principles of adult learning implemented in preceptorships.
  • Identify four steps in developing a teaching strategy.

Course Termination Date: Not yet determined

Content Expiration Date: 07/31/24

Course Originally Released On: 09/01/21

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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, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional 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.