Within the context of nursing education in Australia, the registered nurse (RN) preceptor plays an invaluable role for nursing students. However, they often lack formal education qualifications and/or receive little or no preparation for their clinical teaching role leading to an increased theory-practice gap (Smedley, Morey, & Race, 2010). In this assignment, you are required to critically discuss and analyse your perception of effective preceptorship and mentorship in clinical teaching. Support your views with current literature.Utlise APA 7th edition for references. More than 10 peer reviewed articles should be used in this essay. References must be within 7 years, ideally 5 years.