Preceptorship programme

The Trust's perceptorship programme is available to all newly qualified nurses and international nurses, who have passed the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and are registered with the nursery Nursing and Midwifery Council. 

Our 12-month perceptorship programme is designed to support you make the transition from student nurse to practitioner, where you will be lead by a dedicated team that will guide and encourage your development. 

You will be required to attend five study days that will be held at either Royal Brompton Hospital or Harefield Hospital, depending on your site location. The content of the core study days includes: 

  1. Professionalism and accountability
  2. Communication and teamwork
  3. Clinical practice and stimulation
  4. Safety and quality
  5. Leadership and celebration  

To assist you during your preceptorship programme, we have developed a handbook to help you keep a record of your development: 

Preceptorship programme handbook (PDF)

Continuing professional development

Once you’ve completed the preceptorship programme, you can continue to develop your cardio-respiratory nursing career by taking advantage of the many learning opportunities available to nurses at the Trust. 

For example, there are clinical study sessions, and online modules accessible via the Trust’s library and Learning Management System.

You may wish to apply to join the rotation programme, which enables nurses to gain experience across the spectrum of cardio-respiratory specialities. 

You may also be eligible to apply for external courses, which include:

  • bespoke study days
  • individual university modules
  • MSc degrees, including the cardio-respiratory nursing MSc. 

As your career develops, you may be given the opportunity to take part in the various leadership development programmes, which help prepare nurses for senior nursing roles within the Trust.


For more information about the preceptorship programme, contact: 

Kathleen Bolivar - Sister for nursing development
Telephone: 020 7352 8121 ext. 88841
Bleep: 6123

Preceptorship quality mark