Preceptors' teaching strategies- How do preceptors' enhance the students' ability to understand, problem solve and perform competently in clinical practice

Edel McSharry

Lecturer, St Angela's College, Lough Gill, Co Sligo

Dr Edel Mc Sharry qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1986. From then until 1995, she worked as a staff nurse, clinical resource nurse and charge nurse in medical/ surgical and intensive care units, in the UK, North America and Ireland. Edel took up a post as nurse tutor in 1995 and lecturer in 2002 and since then has been working in Nurse Education. Her teaching interests include; nursing studies; communication; teaching and assessing; professional issues; research. Research interests are clinical education; preceptorship, Internationalisation and transcultural competence in nursing.


Backround The preceptorship model of clinical teaching was introduced to support the BNSc degree programme (GOI 2000). Relatively little is known how this Irish model has impacted upon the pedagogical practices of the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Edel McSharry (Lecturer, St Angela's College, Lough Gill, Co Sligo)
  2. Judith Lathlean (University of Southampton UK)

Topic Area

Education Research


OS-4C:2 » OS 4 Education 2 (10:15 - Tuesday, 31st March, seminar room 4)

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