The Preceptor Process

Dear KU School of Nursing Advanced Practice Student,

As you begin planning for your clinical courses, we want to review with you the procedure for preceptor selection for your clinical experiences. Students and faculty collaborate in determining an appropriate clinical site for all clinical courses. While each advanced practice student is responsible for identifying a preceptor that they would like to work with for each clinical course,  it is essential that the student involve the assigned faculty member in this process. Once enrolled in a clinical course, you should review the checklist for preceptor selection and approval processThe checklist will be accompanied by important dates as well as step-by-step instructions for selecting and securing approval from the faculty and the preceptor. To assist you in selecting appropriate preceptors for your clinical experiences,  please refer to the Guidelines for Selecting a Preceptor located on the website.

Prior to contacting potential preceptors, you must submit the name of the preceptor to the course faculty for approval. This step in the process is critical in securing an appropriate placement that will provide you the opportunity to meet the course objectives and save you the time and frustration of contacting preceptors who have already been contacted by other students.

Clinical courses differ in the number of required clinical hours.  The table below provides an overview:

 

Course Title # of Clinic Hrs/wk*



NRSG 815 Primary Care I 8
NRSG 817 Primary Care II 16
NRSG 818 Primary Care III 24-40
NRSG 831 Care of Women in the Antepartal Period 16
NRSG 836/837 Nurse-Midwifery in the
Intrapartal/Postpartum Period: Practicum
8 + call
NRSG 838 Primary care of Women through the lifespan Practicum 8
NRSG 840 Care of Women Integration Practicum 16 + call
NRSG 846 Psychiatric Mental Health:  Short term illness 8
NRSG 848 Psychiatric Mental Health:  Chronic illness 16
NRSG 849 Psychiatric Mental Health:  Practicum 12-20 (spring & fall)
24-30 (summer semester)
NRSG 863* Adult/Geriatric Health Care (CNS) I 8
NRSG 864 Adult/Geriatric Health Care (AGNP) I 8
NRSG 866* Adult/Geriatric Health Care (CNS) II 16
NRSG 867 Adult/Geriatric Health Care (AGNP) II 16
NRSG 868* Adult/Geriatric Health Care (CNS) III 24-40
NRSG 869 Adult/Geriatric Health Care  (AGNP) III 24-40

*Note: Clinical hours in Adult/Geriatric CNS courses and the Midwifery courses are arranged with the course coordinator of each specialty at the beginning of the semester.

Students enrolled in NRSG 815, 817, 818, 864, 867 and 869 have the option of a clinical placement at a rural location. The preceptors and sites for a rural rotation are selected and arranged for the student by faculty. These rotations are generally completed in a consolidated block of time. Students wishing to pursue this option or with questions about a rural rotation should contact Dr. Diane Ebbert or Dr. Moya Peterson.

Last modified: Jul 08, 2013
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