A nurse practitioner student’s clinical preceptor is one of the most important mentors they will ever have. Your dedication to their learning extends the reach of our clinical partners and improves the health of our region. In short, our program depends on you! As a benefit of precepting, you may be eligible for adjunct faculty status in the College of Nursing, sponsorship for library access only, financial compensation from the AHEC system and more. Successful precepting leads to life-long collegial relationships, allows students to see ‘real-life’ practice during their rotations, and empowers you to educate the next generation of clinicians.

Below are preceptor guidelines for our AGPCNP and FNP clinical courses. Students are expected to meet with you early and often to discuss course expectations. Faculty will be in touch by mid-term, will schedule clinical site visits, and are available for any issues of concern throughout the semester. Our partners at AHEC have developed free continuing education modules to improve your precepting experience. Other article links are provide to showcase evidence-based practice in clinical precepting with nurse practitioner students.

As you are aware, matching nurse practitioner students with the right preceptor is a daunting task. You truly help our program by precepting now and by agreeing to take a student in subsequent semesters. As our clinical faculty complete clinical site visits, please let them know if you are willing to mentor for the next semester or even as far as a year in advance.

On behalf of the DNP Program faculty and ECU CON administration, we want to thank you for being a clinical preceptor. We welcome your comments, suggestions and feedback always.

Preceptor Resources