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.

Class Schedule

Date/Time Educational Activity Title Activity Type Hours
August 28, 2019 3:00-5:00 P.M. Role of Clinical RN Preceptor in a Clinical Setting Provider Directed Location: Del Mar College HS1-108 2.0
September 4, 2019 3:00-5:00 P.M. Communication for the Clinical RN Preceptor Provider Directed Location: Del Mar College HS1-108 2.0

September 11,2019 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. 

Balancing Your Clinical RN Preceptor Role with Patient Care Learner Paced (Online) 2.0
September 18, 2019 Caring with Competency as a Clinical RN Preceptor to Improve Nursing and Patient Outcomes Learner Paced (Online) 2.0
September 25, 2019 Addressing Barriers to Your Nursing Student/Clinical RN Preceptor Relationship to Enhance Patient Outcomes Learner Paced (Online) 2.0
October 2, 2019 Selected Updates to Bedside Teaching for Clinical RN Preceptor Learner Paced (Online) 2.0
October 9, 2019 Improved Outcomes for Persons with Dementia Using Nursing Social Modeling as Clinical RN Preceptor and Person-Centered Care Planning Learner Paced (Online) 2.0
TBA RN Participates in Simulation Scenario with Real Nursing Students Focused on Applying Clinical RN Preceptor Skills (Location: DMC Simulation Lab)

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 entire session/work through the Canvas module, 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 an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Page last updated August 1, 2019.

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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

Nurse Education
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Tx 78404
(361) 698-2860