Clinical Preceptors Overview

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Welcome to the University of Minnesota School of Nursing's resources for preceptor education and clinical teaching.

Our goal is to offer our preceptors opportunities to learn more about clinical teaching, as well as to share ideas about the joys and challenges of learning in the clinical environment.

As a preceptor, you play a key role in not only direct supervision to ensure competent, safe completion of specific skills, but also in guiding the advanced practice nurse's development within the clinical learning environment to promote self-awareness and critical thinking.


Preceptor Overview

What is a preceptor? What do preceptors do? Find out in this introductory overview.



For soon-to-be preceptors to learn and practice basic precepting skills, and also for seasoned preceptors who want to reflect upon and renew their teaching capabilities.