Module 6: Roadmap to Success - Developing the Teaching Plan

The development of goals, learning outcomes and teaching plans provide a valuable educational framework for preceptors, clinical nurse educators and preceptées.  This module contains content on conducting a learning needs assessment to build the foundation for working in partnership with a preceptée and for guiding the preceptées transition to practice.  Detailed information about the benefits of developing and utilizing a teaching plan, the components of a plan and how to create an individualized plan to meet the learner’s identified needs are also provided. 

Release Date:
June 2022

Expiration Date:
June 2025

Target Audience

This activity is intended for Registered Nurses assuming the preceptor role, and Clinical Nurse Educators working in partnership with their preceptors.

In the context of this course, a clinical educator means a registered nurse who teaches in the clinical setting, including the preceptor, clinical faculty, clinical nurse specialist, nurse practice specialist, professional development specialist, and others.

Learning Objectives


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify three benefits of an individualized teaching plan.
  2. Describe the basic elements of a teaching plan.
  3. Work in partnership with the preceptée to develop the teaching plan.

Additional Information

Provided by: 

The Norman Knight Nursing Center     

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Starr Sweeney, BS, RN, BSN was the Clinical Educator at Down East Community Hospital in Machias, Maine when this module was originally developed.

Starr began her career in the Emergency Department of a small coastal town in Western Washington State. She moved to a larger health care system, eventually becoming part of a centralized staff development department. Starr greatly prefers the dynamic rural health care environment and the close connection that she has with individual nurses and clinical leaders.

Mass General Brigham designates this activity for 4.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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