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Definition of a Preceptor:

“A preceptor is an experienced nurse who serves as a short-term clinical teacher, role model, supporter, supervisor, and evaluator to a nurse orientee who is acclimating to the complexities of patient care and the role of professional nurse in a given clinical setting and during work hours” (ANA, MA).

“A preceptor is typically a nurse assigned based on her/his knowledge, skills, and experience in the specialty to assist an entry level nurse or APRN student with competency in the skill and knowledge of philosophies, goals, policies and procedures, expectations, physical environment, and services in learning the practice of nursing” (APNA, 2019).


CAPE RN Preceptor Training  Program, is designed to facilitate the development of  your knowledge, skills, and experiences to practice to full scope of licensure. The Program is grounded in the Philosophy of the College of Nursing, caring for the underserved, and practice in primary care settings. 
CAPE RN Preceptor Training Program consists of:

  • Nine CE Modules (1 contact hour each) designed to address current issues in primary care and preceptorship development
  • Completion of Surveys/Tools (embedded in CE Modules)
  • Focus Group to facilitate redesign and evaluation of program 
  • Sharing Nursing Situations/ Stories from Primary Care Practice

NUR4829L Clinical Course:
RN Preceptor Packet (insert link)
American Nurses Association – Massachusetts. (n.d.). Mentoring definitions. Retrieved from https://www.anamass.org/page/61

American Psychiatric Nurses Association. (2019). Guidance: Precepting & mentorship. Retrieved from: https://www.apna.org/files/public/Resources/PRECEPTING%20%26%20MENTORSHIP%20GUIDANCE%20(APPROVED%20April%202019).pdf

Preceptor Recruiment Flyer
Preceptorship Information Packet Spring 2019
NUR 4829L Nursing Practice Immersion
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This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number D09HP29975, Advanced Nursing Education Grants for $2,076,900.00, grant number T94HP30892, Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Grants for 1,564,997.00, and grant number: UK1HP31715, NEPQR – RNs in Primary Care for $2,800,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
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