St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's
third-largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas,
including seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers,
and two freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

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Preceptor Development

Nursing Preceptors

Nursing preceptors are vital to the orientation and training of newly hired nurses. They are typically seasoned nurses with good teaching skills that have been trained by St. David's HealthCare through the Preceptor Development Workshop. This workshop is designed to facilitate role transition to preceptor and develops expertise and role clarity.  Practical examples of how to apply concepts such as adult learning theories, novice to expert, and providing constructive feedback are used.

Non-Nursing Preceptor Program

A non-nursing preceptor program is presented quarterly for educators/preceptors in non-nursing areas such as Respiratory Care, Laboratory, Rehabilitation Services, etc., with a curriculum mirroring the Nursing program, but incorporating content specific to these areas.