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Spring 2020 Program - Postponed

Dear Program Participant and Sponsors,

Based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of coronavirus (Covid-19) and to safeguard our learners, we have made the considered decision to POSTPONE the spring 2020 Maine Nursing Preceptor Education Program and corresponding workshop scheduled to be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at the Augusta Civic Center.  This decision was informed by guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and with guidance from our Mass General Leadership Team.  By making this decision now, we also aim to afford our learners and their employing organizations timely advance notice to allow adjustments to be made to work schedules and staffing plans. 

We will be rescheduling the module launches and the workshop and will continue to monitor the CDC guidelines and work in consultation with our Preceptor Advisory Team Members and MGH leadership, to determine when the date can be rescheduled. 

Please be assured that updated information will be forth coming as soon as possible. 

Thank you in advance for your understanding, 

The Lunder-Dineen Team


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How is the program designed, developed and built?

The program is designed as a blended learning program based on 21st century approaches to health education. It combines learner-engaging online training modules with an interactive, hands-on live workshop. The program was developed to address the learning needs of the current multi-generational nursing workforce and to support the recruitment, integration, satisfaction and ultimately the retention of Maine nurses. The program was built by the Lunder-Dineen team and an advisory team of nursing thought leaders working across the continuum of care, utilizing the model of an academic-practice partnership. 

Click here to learn more about the program’s background, funding and copyright.

What has the program accomplished to date?  

To date, a total of 88 health care organizations across Maine have supported the program attendance of almost 800 nurses. 

Each program presentation is thoroughly evaluated, and on-going program refinements are based upon continuous quality improvement processes. Refinements are also based upon on-going environmental scanning of nursing workforce trends, networking with Maine Nurse Leaders, program outreach and Advisory Team recommendations.  

Evaluation findings reflect the following:

  • Program satisfaction scores from participants and faculty remain consistently high each year.  
  • The program provides RNs with a strong foundation to advance their interest, knowledge and skills in assuming the preceptor role.  
  • The program has successfully developed a cadre of RNs prepared to assume the preceptor role and responsibilities.

How does the program benefit your organization?  

The Maine Nursing Preceptor Education Program affords organizations cost-free access to our evidence-based professional development program designed to advance and support the delivery of high quality, patient-centered care.  

Registering staff to participate in this standardized preceptor education program meets the learning needs of RNs across the continuum of care, while preserving organizational teaching resources.     

Program participants receive a tool kit of best-practice resources and reference materials to utilize within their organizations.  

During the workshop component of our blended-learning program, participants interact with and share learning experiences with RNs working across the continuum of care. These shared experiences broaden perspectives and understandings of the preceptor role across acute care, behavioral health care, home health and hospice care, long term care, public health, school health and community health settings.  

Click here to see a listing of the organizations whose nurses have participated in our program.


How does it work?

1. Register for the Program

Enrollment for the 2020 program is expected to open on February 3, 2020, and close on March 4, 2020. Prior to registration opening, we will be sending out notifications to our email distribution list and posting information on this website.   

Prior to registering for the program, please review the following criteria and conditions of participation.

For specific questions regarding the program, please email

2. Online Modules

The on-line component of the program includes completing eight learning modules. A ninth module is offered as an optional learning module. Learners  have several weeks to complete the eight 30-minute online modules. PLEASE NOTE: MODULES ARE REQUIRED TO BE COMPLETED ONE WEEK PRIOR TO ATTENDING THE WORKSHOP. Please click here to view the module titles.

Take a sample module

3. Live Workshop

Following completion of the modules, learners attend the full-day, interactive workshop.

Preceptorship Live Workshop 2020 - TBD

Please click here to view the workshop titles.

4. Final Steps to Complete the Program

The final steps in the program are completed after the live workshop.

  • Complete the Workshop Evaluation.
  • Print the Nursing Contact Hours Certificate.
  • Share the “Preceptor Action Plan” developed during the workshop with your sponsor (for Nurse Preceptors).
  • Complete a follow-up program survey that will be sent approximately three months following program completion.