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Community Preceptorship

Community Preceptors

Program Description:

During this interprofessional education program, health professionals will learn about why community placement is important in the education of health care students, will learn the basic concepts of assessing an organization’s culture, and will learn how to promote and provide nurturing interprofessional education and practice in one’s agency settings.

  • Lynn Blanchette, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Nursing, Rhode Island College, Program Director of Interprofessional Community Preceptor Institute
  • Shila Cardente-Capece, MSW, LICSW, Program Specialist, Rhode Island Interprofessional Community Preceptor Institute
  • Lori Martone-Roberts, DNP, RN, CHSE, Associate Professor of Nursing, Community College of Rhode Island, Interprofessional Education Coordinator, Community College of Rhode Island
  • Marvin Ronning, EdM, Director of Rhode Island Free Clinic
  • James Ryczek, MSW, LICSW, Director of Rhode Island Collaborative for Interprofessional Education
Who Should Attend:

Nurses, Social Workers, CCRI Allied and Rehab Health Students, Faculty, Alumni, and Clinical Instructors, and anyone interested in incorporating community placement into health care student education.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

As a result of this activity, the learner will:

  • Recognize the value of community-based interprofessional placement for students across multiple health care disciplines, including nursing and social work.
Credit Designation:
  • Nurses: This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation, form 1.0 Nursing Contact Hours. Expiration Date 7/27/2022. 
  • Social Workers: This program is approved by Rhode Island College School of Social Work, Continuing Education in Social Work for 1.0 non-contact continuing education contact hour. Expiration Date 6/18/2022.
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: 

    Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Check with your state licensing board to verify.

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This program is supported by funding from the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Healthcare Workforce Transformation Program.