Title: Academy for Clinical Instructor and Preceptor Excellence in the Southeast (CAPES Academy) Applicant Address: Emory University, 1599 Clifton Road NE, 4th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30322 Project Director: Quyen Phan, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC Phone: 404-712-8558 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Funds Requested: $3,923,317 Funding Preference Linkage: Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) Overview: The Academy for Clinical Instructor and Preceptor Excellence in the Southeast (CAPES Academy) will increase capacity of the nursing workforce across the Southeast (HHS Region IV) by recruiting, training, and producing 128 skilled qualified clinical nursing faculty and preceptors. CAPES will prepare nurses to serve as clinical nursing faculty and preceptors to newly hired or transitioning licensed nurses for a variety of care settings in health professional shortage areas. The CAPES Academy is designed to optimize health equity, increase access to care, be replicable and scalable. Objectives: CAPES has these objectives: 1. Develop a Clinical Faculty and Preceptor (CFP) training curriculum that is innovative, evidence-based, sustainable, and inclusive. 2. Recruit and provide financial support to 128 CFP trainees for the CAPES Academy from medically underserved areas in the Southeast. 3. Implement training program to CFP trainees for the CAPES Academy from medically underserved areas in the Southeast. 4. Retain 80% of each cohort of trainees by the end of their training year. 5. Assist CAPES Academy trainees with role transition and employment. 6. Implement a comprehensive system of program evaluation to provide ongoing formative evaluation of process and outcomes, rapid-cycle quality improvement, and extensive summative evaluation using robust and innovative evaluation methods. The CAPES Academy will (1) create and implement a formal clinical faculty and preceptor training curriculum to increase the knowledge and skillsets of nursing clinical faculty and preceptors; (2) tail
services necessary to facilitate and maintain the success of clinical faculty and preceptors, including implementation of strategies to improve resiliency and well-being to prevent burnout throughout the nursing pipeline; (3) recruit, train, develop, support, and evaluate clinical faculty and preceptors as program partners to enhance clinical and didactic nursing education; (4) financially support nursing clinical faculty and preceptors to promote retention as a preceptor and to address needs of the nursing educator workforce; (5) place newly trained clinical faculty and preceptors with employment opportunities within partnering clinical sites; and (6) enhance or create new academic-clinical partnerships that facilitate (a) preceptor and preceptee training opportunities, (b) curriculum development and implementation, (c) didactic training and clinical coordination, and (d) oversight of clinical faculty and nurse preceptor training and development. Methods: CAPES will train clinical nursing instructors and preceptors with didactic learning modules and intensive 2 ½ day in-person training, followed by two days of observational shadowing (DeKalb County Board of Health, Emory Healthcare DEU, Mercy Care FQHC). HHS Region: Region IV (Southeast) Funding Preference: CAPES will substantially benefit medically underserved areas.