In this section, Part Two of The Role of the Preceptor, you’ll explore the day-to-day workplace considerations for a preceptorship, and specific strategies to help your student be successful.

This includes:

  • Creating a positive clinical experience for both student and preceptor
  • Establishing the preceptor-student NP relationship
  • What should the patient expect?
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services guidelines
  • Issues encountered in the clinical site
  • Concluding the student-preceptor relationship

For the clinical experience to be effective, the preceptor, student, and faculty must partner in a shared goal to promote the application of knowledge in the practice setting. The effectiveness of the precepted experience depends on mutual respect and regular communication between the faculty and preceptor, as well as student motivation and engagement in the learning process.

In conjunction with theoretical course content, the precepted clinical experience is expected to provide students with the opportunity to meet current core nurse practitioner competencies in the areas of scientific foundation, leadership, quality, practice inquiry, technology and information literacy, policy, health delivery system, ethics, and independent practice.

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