Journal: Nurse Education Today Author: Wu, XV, Chan, YS, Tan, KHS & Wang, W. Publication Date: Sep 2017 Volume Number: 60 Page Numbers: 11-22
Description: Nurse preceptors guide students to integrate theory into practice, teach clinical skills, assess clinical competency, and enhance problem solving skills. Managing the dual roles of a registered nurse and preceptor poses tremendous challenges to many preceptors. Online learning is recognized as an effective learning approach for enhancing nursing knowledge and skills.


The systematic review aims to review and synthesise the online learning programs for preceptors.


A systematic review was designed based on the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Programs.


Articles published between January 2000 and June 2016 were sought from six electronic databases: CINAHL, Medline OVID, PubMed, Science Direct, Scopus, and Web of Science.


All papers were reviewed and quality assessment was performed. Nine studies were finally selected. Data were extracted, organized and analysed using a narrative synthesis.
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