Continuing Education for Nurses

Continuing Education for Nurses

Classes Toward Clinical Registered Nurse Preceptor Certificate

Purpose: Obtain the latest evidence-based, bedside teaching skills for you to use to enhance nursing students/new hire nursing practice and patient care. These classes are for RNs who work at clinical sites with nursing students  or those who onboard new hires. These classes are also suitable for nurse managers and educators from colleges and community healthcare facilities.

Cost: $146.00 for all 8 weeks

Location: Del Mar College West Campus, HS1 110, 4101 Old Brownsville Road

Online/Learner paced classes are in Canvas and do not require attendance on campus.

Date/Time Educational Activity Title Activity Type Hours
July 6, 2020
Initial Meeting TBD
Clinical RN Preceptor : Introduction to the Role of the RN Preceptor Provider Directed 2.0
July 15, 2020 Clinical RN Preceptor : Communication Strategies Learner Paced (Online) 2.0
July 22, 2020 Clinical RN Preceptor : Balancing Role with Patient Care Learner Paced (Online) 2.0
July 29, 2020 Clinical RN Preceptor : Caring with Competency to Improve Nursing and Patient Outcomes Learner Paced (Online) 2.0
August 3, 2020 Clinical RN Preceptor : Addressing Barriers of Relationships to Enhance Patient Outcomes Learner Paced (Online) 2.0
August 11, 2020 Clinical RN Preceptor : Selected Updates for Bedside Teaching Learner Paced (Online) 2.0
August 26, 2020 Clinical RN Preceptor : Improved Outcomes for Persons with Dementia Using Nursing Social Modeling and Person-Centered Care Plans Learner Paced (Online) 2.0
September 2020
Clinical RN Preceptor: Simulation Scenario with Real Nursing Students Focused on Applications (Location: DMC Simulation Lab) 4.0

Total Contact Hours: 18.0

To earn the Clinical RN Preceptor Certificate, a Registered Nurse must successfully complete all 18 Educational Activity hours above and then complete a Clinical RN Preceptor Mentorship of 6 clinical days/over six weeks (6.0 Contact Hours - Cost $250.00) with Nursing Faculty who have demonstrated mentorship expertise. Clinical RN Preceptor Mentorships are by arrangement.

To earn contact hours for each class, the RN must attend the live session, complete a posttest with 75% or higher, and complete an evaluation. Planners and presenters have no bias to report or conflict of interest. Not joint provided. No Sponsorship.

To register: Contact Dr. Donna Huddleston or Rebecca De La Garza at 361-698-2872 or email; registrations for some RNs are paid through agreements with healthcare facilities.

Del Mar College is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Page last updated July 28, 2020.

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To register or for more information, call Rebecca between 8AM-5PM Wednesday and Thursday at (361) 698-2872. On other days, please leave a message.

Contact Information

Continuing Education
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404

(361) 698-2122 or
(361) 698-1328