Using BRIDLE - Shenandoah University


Precepting Graduate Health Professions Students

Juliana van Olphen Fehr, CNM, PhD, FACNM

Shenandoah University Nurse-Midwifery Program



to solve a Student Learning Problem:

BR = brief meeting


Meet with the student to discuss that you feel there is a problem. This meeting may be initiated by the student. This meeting should be brief and to the point. Do not try to solve the problem or work on it at this point.

ID = Identification of problem and meeting


Preceptor and student should take a copy of the Problem Identification Sheet and fill it out separately.


Make a date to discuss the Problem Identification Sheets.


When you meet and compare sheets, if you both agree on the problem AND communication is open then proceed to make a Learning Plan.


If you feel that communication has deteriorated and is not open, the educational program faculty should be contacted prior to this meeting. J If during the meeting you and the student do not agree on the problem, level of development, and precepting style to be used then consult program faculty before proceeding.

L = Learning Plan


At the end of this Problem ID meeting you will have made a learning plan or a plan to talk with program faculty before proceeding further.

E – Evaluation of Plan


Make a date to review progress on the learning plan.

Note: this was adapted from the University of Pennsylvania Master Teaching Certificate