Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 410-9-.08 - Preceptor and Preceptorial Learning Activities

(1) Definitions.
(a) The "preceptor" holds a valid Georgia license as a registered professional nurse, licensed practical nurse, or medical doctor, with a minimum of one year of clinical experience.
(b) "Preceptorial learning activities" refer to those clinical learning activities which are provided under the direct leadership and supervision of a preceptor.
(2) The preceptor shall be selected through the cooperative effort between the nursing faculty and the clinical affiliate representatives.
(3) Preceptorial learning activities may be included in a curriculum when the following criteria are met:
(a) Appropriate theory shall be coordinated with the preceptorial clinical experience.
(b) There shall be a written school policy for the selection, orientation, and utilization of clinical preceptors.
(c) The nursing education program shall maintain documentation which demonstrates that all nursing clinical preceptors meet requirements provided in Rule 410-9-.08.
(4) Prior to and throughout the preceptorial learning activities, faculty shall interact with preceptors, individually or in a group, to clarify roles, learning activities, and the critique/evaluation of student learning and progress.
(5) The preceptor/student ratio shall not exceed the ratio of one (1) preceptor to two (2) student practical nurses in the hospital, doctor's office, or clinics, or one (1) preceptor to four (4) student practical nurses in the nursing home.
(6) The preceptor may evaluate students' clinical performance after the students' initial assessments by the nursing program's faculty.
(7) The preceptor and students must have a readily available designated nursing faculty member who is responsible for the preceptor learning activities.
(8) The preceptorial learning activities must be scheduled on The Clinical Rotation Plan pursuant to Rule 410-9-.02(1)(e).
(9) There shall be written Clinical Learning Focus Objectives pursuant to Rule 410-9-.02(1)(d) for all preceptorial learning activities.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 410-9-.08
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 43-1-25, 43-26-2, 43-26-5(a)(4) -(6) and 43-26-32..
Original Rule entitled "Preceptor and Preceptorial Learning Activities" adopted. F. Aug. 24, 2015; eff. Sept. 13, 2015.

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