Preceptors for the Nurse-Midwifery DNP Program

Two nurse practitioners at Silver City

The role of preceptor in the education of student nurse-midwives is a critical and valued component in the overall education. Preceptors assist students in preparation as safe, competent colleagues and practitioners. The resources noted below will provide education on the role and responsibilities of midwifery clinical preceptors.

The students are matched to appropriate clinical sites based on skills, location, and desired learning opportunities. As students advance in the program of study, placements often rotate around individual needs. We strive to provide an education rich in diversity of clinical sites in order for students to experience variations in midwifery practice models. Capstone experiences are personally designed to meet combined objectives of students, preceptors, and faculty.

Please visit this American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) website to get practical ideas and training to assist you as a preceptor in your role. You will find information on:

  • Qualities of an Effective Preceptor
  • Clinical Placement Responsibilities
  • Getting Started
  • Developing Preceptor Skills
  • Special Situations
  • Preceptor Resources

Additionally, here's a video that may assist you in interacting as a clinical preceptor with nurse-midwifery or other advanced practice students.

The School of Nursing faculty are here to help you as a preceptor. Please do not hesitate to contact us: Cara Busenhart, cbusenhart@kumc.edu or 913-588-3354; or Barbara Parker, bparker4@kumc.edu or 913-588-1650. 

Last modified: May 12, 2015
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