As a newly qualified nurse, during your preceptorship you will have access to a named individual (mentor) who will be your designated point of contact.

Your mentor will guide you from the role of a student to the role of registered nurse. They do this by supporting you to develop the necessary knowledge and skills required in specific healthcare fields. We achieve this by providing a formal programme of Preceptorship. This begins with Pre-Registration Study Days, designed to help you familiarise yourself with our hospital before commencing the formal Preceptorship programme on receipt of your NMC registration. The Preceptoship scheme is open to nurses who are qualifying and you don’t necessarily need to already have your pin.

We are looking for people with exceptional professional skills, who have a passion for high-quality patient care and a keen focus on positive patient experience. In these roles you will be assessing, planning, delivering and implementing a high standard of nursing care whilst responding to individual patient needs. For success in your application, you will be able to demonstrate good clinical practice. You will be accountable for your own actions, promoting a good working ethos, and maintaining a safe environment for patients and staff at all times. In return we will develop you to reach your full potential, supporting you to progress your career

To find out more about our Preceptorship scheme, living in Yeovil, accommodation and an example Preceptorship programme, please view our brochure here.

What people have said about our Preceptorship course

“Great Preceptorship programme, friendly and encouraging staff, happy to answer questions and support you after qualified.”

“Great Preceptorship programme and opportunities for development; provides a very good support system which I believe is vital for me to progress with skills and in particular with my confidence.”

“I value the support available to newly qualified staff. The hospital has a plan for the future which is exciting! I have enjoyed being a student here.”

“Feel extremely reassured at the support and encouragement given to newly qualifiers and the Preceptorship programme.”

Yeovil Hospital at a glance

About Yeovil

Yeovil is a friendly market town in south Somerset. It has direct rail links to Bristol, London and other nearby cities. There are many restaurants and shops in the town centre as well as a leisure centre and gyms where you can go swimming, bowling, take an exercise class or go to the cinema.

The beautiful countryside surrounding the town is ideal for walking, cycling and visiting traditional English Inns. The beautiful Jurassic Coast is around 30 minutes away and the traditional sea-side town of Weymouth is less than an hour by road or rail.

For more information about local events and news, take a look at the websites below:

Yeovil Express
Visit Somerset
Quedam Shopping Centre

Questions or more information?

Contact Elaine Cox on Elaine.cox@ydh.nhs.uk
Telephone: 01935 384529