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  • The 2019 Maine Nursing Preceptor Education Program had 130+ nurses participate from 85+ organizations across the state.
  • HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2019: 85+ total organizations participated and 130+ nurses were trained.
  • The Maine Nursing Preceptor Education Program is designed to meet the learning needs of nurses who work across health care settings.

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Community of Practice for the Maine Nursing Preceptor Education Program

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a Community of Practice site for the Maine Nursing Preceptor Education Program (MPNEP).

Many of our program graduates expressed an interest in connecting with each other after the workshop sessions were completed. This site is created to provide an easy to use, on-line tool for over 800 MPNEP program graduates to stay connected, to share information and to continue to learn from each other. By remaining connected, MPNEP graduates can share success stories, discuss challenges, post questions and provide helpful tools and solutions on everyday topics important to preceptors. There is a great deal of preceptor knowledge and talent across the care settings and counties in Maine to share. A Community of Practice provides a timely and valuable forum for MPNEP preceptors.

Please visit this webpage to see a listing of journals, resources and photos from previous program years. If you are a program graduate you can also access our LinkedIn discussion forum by clicking on the button below. You will need to create a LinkedIn account by following a few easy steps or login to your existing account to join this private group. If there is something else you would like us to share please use the contact form on our website. We look forward to hearing from you.


Journal Watch

Bodine, J., (2019) Preceptors Leading the Way, Journal for Nurses in Professional Development.,35(5), 291-293.

Chicca, J., Shellenbarger, T., (2019) A new generation of nurses is here: Strategies for working with Generation Z., American Nurse Today., 14(2), 48-50.

Chunta, K. S., Custer, N. R., (2018) Addressing Unsafe Student Behavior: How to recognize and guide nursing students who pose a danger to patients, instructors and themselves. American Journal of Nursing, 118(11), 57-61.

Clark, C., Fey, M., K., (2019) Fostering Civility in Learning Conversations: Introducing the PAAIL Communication Strategy. Nurse Educator., doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000731

Johnson, C., S., Smith, C., M., (2018) Preparing Nurse Leaders in Nursing Professional Development: Legal and Ethical Issues for Nursing Professional Development Leaders, Journal for Nurses in Professional Development., 34(2), 226-227.

Rainer, J. (2015) Speaking Up: Factors and Issues in Nurses Advocating for Patients When Patients Are in Jeopardy, Journal of Nursing Quality Care., 30(1), 53-62.

Shinners, J., Franqueiro, (2017) The Nursing Professional Development Practitioner and Preceptor Role Development, Journal for Nurses in Professional Development., 33(1), 45-46.

Virkstis, K., Herleth, A., Rewers, L., (2019) Closing Nursing’s Experience-Complexity Gap, Journal of Nursing Administration., 49(12), 580-582.

Williams, C., A., (2018) Nurse Educators Meet Your New Students: Generation Z, Nurse Educator., 44(2), 59-60.

Zawaduk, C. et al, (2014) Educator informed practice within a triadic preceptor ship model. Nurse Education in Practice,. 14, 214-219.

Zinkin, J. L. et al. (2019) Nurse Vigilance A Three-Part Simulation Course to Decrease Cardiopulmonary Arrests Outside Intensive Care Units. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development., 35 (4), E1-E8.


Harper M. G., & Holy, S. (Eds.) (2018). Legal Aspects of Nursing Professional Development. Practice. Chicago, IL: Association for Nursing Professional Development.

Michigan Center for Nursing Faculty and Preceptor Toolkits -

Association for Talent Development -

Optimizing the Nursing Workforce: Key Drivers of Intent to Stay for Newly Licensed and Experienced Nurses, (2018) Press Ganey Nursing Special Report

MNPEP Podcast