Successful clinical student placements help recruit and retain future team members while strengthening the people working in LTC and the sector.
“I was able to adapt my practice in terms of communication with a student based on the information I watched in the e-Course.”
Personal Support Worker Bethany Lodge
Providing a good experience for future team members is essential. The relationship between a preceptor and student is very important and can be a rewarding career experience for both parties. PREP LTC provides students and preceptors with knowledge, skills, values and attitudes across a wide variety of topics related to clinical student placement and the LTC setting.
The PREP LTC preceptor eLearning Course is a self-directed online learning solution that consists of eight interactive eLearning modules. Each module takes about 40 – 90 minutes to complete totalling seven hours of learning. The modules include downloadable resources, learning exercises and interviews with experts, which help LTC homes build positive placement experiences with PSW and nursing students as well as IENs. The course begins with the LTC module.
Download our PREP LTC Learner Roadmap (English here, French here) for an overview of the steps to complete the course.
Backfill pay to LTC homes for the PREP LTC eLearning Course
PREP LTC will cover the backfill costs of clinical preceptors. Backfill payments are for completing all eight modules of the PREP LTC course through the eLearning Hub. Backfill pay is $30 per hour x 7 hours = $210 per clinical preceptor.
LTC homes that enroll in PREP LTC will receive backfill funding when a clinical preceptor from that home completes the free course. To qualify for backfill, LTC homes need to enroll in PREP LTC by visiting clri-prepltc.ca. To learn more about and enroll in the free course, click on the button below.
Acknowledgements The PREP LTC eLearning course was developed by the Ontario CLRI at Baycrest and is built on the success of the ministry-funded Preceptor Education Program (PEP) in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario and with Fanshawe College School of Nursing.