A preceptor is a cervical screening provider who teaches, inspires and serves as a role model to support the growth and development of nurses training to provide cervical screening services.
Preceptors provide students with an orientation to the workplace in a learning/teaching environment, enabling students to bridge the gap between theory and practice after completing a cervical screening training course.
All preceptors in Victoria are registered members of the Victorian Preceptor Program (VPP). The VPP is a state-wide program developed by Cancer Council Victoria, the University of Melbourne (Department of General Practice), Melbourne Sexual Health Centre and Family Planning Victoria.
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Benefits of being a preceptor
Being a preceptor provides an opportunity to:
- share clinical experience and showcase the services that nurses provide
- increase access to professional development opportunities
- develop relationships with colleagues and reduce isolation for sole practitioners.
Become a preceptor
To become a preceptor, you are required to be an AHPRA registered health practitioner who:
- has undertaken a minimum of 100 hours clinical experience in cervical screening
- complies with the AHPRA requirements for continuing professional development
- demonstrates the support of their organisational/practice employer by their signing the VPP Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This MOU will be sent on receipt of registration form.
To become a preceptor and join the VPP complete the form.
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