Date: November 28, 2023

By Muhammad Farhan Mahmud

Location: Kulliyyah of Nursing, IIUM Kuantan, Malaysia

In a concerted effort to nurture the relationship between Kulliyyah of Nursing and the dedicated staff nurses at SASMEC @IIUM, as well as to equip them with the skills to be exceptional preceptors to new nurses and students, the Clinical Skills Centre (CSC), Kulliyyah of Nursing, IIUM, in collaboration with SASMEC @IIUM, conducted the much-anticipated Preceptorship Training Course 2022. Held on the 24th and 25th of November 2022, the event proved to be a comprehensive platform for learning and skill-building.

This two-day course witnessed active participation from the dedicated staff nurses of SASMEC @IIUM, signifying their commitment to continuous professional development. The program’s curriculum was meticulously designed to encompass a balanced mix of theory sessions, lectures, group discussions, and scenario presentations.

The distinguished lineup of speakers and facilitators, all esteemed lecturers from the Kulliyyah of Nursing, included Asst. Prof. Dr. Ashikin Atan, Asst. Prof. Dr. Aniawanis Makhtar, Asst. Prof. Dr. Noor Azizah Mohd Ali, Asst. Prof. Dr. Siti Hazariah Abdul Hamid, Asst. Prof. Dr. Hanida Hani Mohd Mokhtar, Asst. Prof. Dr. Nurul’Ain Ahayalimudin, and Asst. Prof. Dr. Norfadzilah Ahmad. Their wealth of knowledge and expertise significantly enriched the course, providing participants with invaluable insights and practical skills.

A notable highlight of the program was the group presentations, wherein real-life scenarios were role-played by the participants. This interactive session not only demonstrated the participants’ grasp of the concepts but also encouraged collaborative learning. It was universally acknowledged as the most engaging segment of the course. These role-plays were evaluated by the facilitators, and the standout groups were recognized with well-deserved prizes.

Participants left the Preceptorship Training Course equipped with a wealth of knowledge and practical information to apply directly in clinical settings. The program’s structured approach and expert guidance undoubtedly contributed to the participants’ enhanced confidence in their roles as preceptors. As a bonus, each participant was provided with an e-Module, serving as a valuable reference guide for continued learning and application of preceptorship skills. This additional resource is poised to support their growth as effective preceptors in their respective clinical environments.

The Preceptorship Training Course 2022 was a resounding success, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Clinical Skills Centre and SASMEC @IIUM. The dedication of the participants, combined with the expertise of the speakers and facilitators, created a dynamic learning environment that promises to have a positive impact on the quality of preceptorship within SASMEC @IIUM.