Dear UofL Health nurses,
One benefit of being a nurse at an academic health system is that your voice is influential to patient care and collaboration with leadership.
Recently, front-line nurses, who are a part of shared governance at UofL Hospital, expressed to me the importance of offering a preceptor incentive. In our discussion, they were able to communicate what an incentive would mean to our nurses who serve as preceptors, and the advantages it would give nurses at our organization. I am pleased to announce that UofL Health will begin offering preceptors at our organization a $2 per hour shift differential beginning July 11.
In coordination with this shift differential, UofL Health will also be launching PreceptorU in July. You may have seen this information shared in the UofL Health or your facility newsletters. Being a preceptor is a benefit to you and your career. UofL Health leadership strongly believes in growing and developing our nursing staff. As a system, the opportunities for your professional development will continue to grow.
To learn more about preceptor pay, view this FAQ. It’s also not too late to enroll in PreceptorU. You can learn more about educational opportunities available to you by visiting the Nursing Education and Research page.
I also want to encourage you to speak up and share your thoughts and ideas with your facility’s nursing leadership. We are listening and can help bring your ideas to life.
Shari Kretzschmer, MBA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President for Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer