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Portrait of Sue Neal, a preceptor for the College of Nursing at Battle Ground Healthcare
Thank a Preceptor: Sue Neal, Battle Ground Healthcare


Sue Neal wants student nurses to see how much community is involved in community health.

Mike Munoz sits on an exam table in the WSU College of Nursing's Simulation Lab.
Actors play a role in health education as ‘standardized patients’

As acting jobs go, this one’s not typical.

Directory Update Form

Directory & Biosketch Update Form

Use the Directory Update Form below to:

Make changes/updates to your existing College of Nursing Directory page located on our website. This includes updates to faculty biosketch pages.
Add or make changes/updates to our internal Faculty & Staff Directory located on the College of Nursing Intranet.

If you are adding a Biosketch to the website for the first time, please fill out the New Faculty Biosketch form instead.

Questions? Contact Sarah Schaub at

Photo of Sim Man mannequin laying in the stands at the football stadium in Pullman.
Sim Man visits Pullman for Athletic Training scenarios

About 25 students in the WSU College of Education’s Athletic Training program got to know the College of Nursing’s Sim Man on Tuesday in Pullman.

Qualifications & Compensation

Qualifications & Compensation

Preceptor Qualifications/Requirements

The following are required of all preceptors for the WSU College  of Nursing:

Practice as an ARNP, DO, or MD
Hold an unencumbered, active license for the state in which clinical rotations will occur
Have at least 2 years of experience in the area in which the student will be precepted
Provide documentation of licensure and national certification

Expectations of Preceptors

Collaborate with students to structure the learning experience
May only work with one student in the clinical setting on a given day (1:1 ratio during clinical hours) and students should not be utilized as … » More …

Roles and Responsibilities

Roles & Responsibilities

The Role of a Preceptor

Review course syllabus and objectives, plus learner objectives, to structure the experience.
Orient the student to the clinical site and staff.
Advise the student of expectations with respect to communication, attire, documentation, and patient visits, teaching and disposition.
Provide access to patients and help the student select appropriate patients to develop the advanced practitioner role.
Promote a positive learning environment – encourage inquiry, critical analysis, and reflection.
Provide direct supervision, which could include supervision of any clinical procedures practiced in your setting (ex. suturing, casting, & GYN exams/biopsies). Students will make a … » More …

Student Documentation System

Student Documentation System

Graduate Programs

Students use a software program called E*Value to manage documentation of clinical experiences. Within this system:

Preceptors complete

Student evaluation (sample evaluation form will be posted soon)

Students complete

Time Tracking (hours spent in each clinical day)
Case logs (HIPPA compliant information on client encounters such as age, gender, diagnosis and treatment or intervention).
Clinical, preceptor, and faculty evaluations

Faculty complete

Review time tracking to verify the student has met required hours
Student & site evaluations
Confirm all case log activities of the student
Review that students are seeing an adequate number of patients … » More …

Resources for Preceptors

Resources for Preceptors

Graduate Programs


The Graduate Student Handbook, which can be found on our Current Students page of our website under the heading “Manuals & Handbooks,” provides extensive detail about the professional expectations of graduate students.

DNP Program Outcomes

Essential to the background of the WSU DNP Program outcomes is the understanding that the program MUST also meet national requirements to be accredited. The DNP Program was accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Education in 2014. Accreditation is based on our assessment and representation of meeting the DNP Essentials as well as the … » More …

Welcome Graduate Preceptors

Welcome Preceptors

Thank you for your interest in serving as a clinical preceptor for a Washington State University (WSU) College of Nursing student. Our clinical preceptors are partners in the academic process, playing a key role in preparing future advanced practice nurse leaders through their commitment to excellence, professional service, and community engagement. Together, we can improve the health of our communities.

WSU’s DNP program provides education and training for bachelor’s- and master’s-prepared nurses interested in a doctoral degree in the areas of Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Population Health Nurse. You’ll find additional information on this website … » More …

College of Nursing Yakima

WSU College of Nursing Yakima

The College of Nursing in Yakima has a building located on the Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC) campus. Nestled in beautiful Yakima Valley, the college is moments away from historic museums, award-winning wineries, restaurants, farmer’s markets, and numerous hiking and biking trails. Yakima Valley also offers year-round outdoor recreation including mountaineering, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, water sports, and more. For more on everything Yakima Valley has to offer, visit the Live Yakima Valley website.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing
RN-Bachelor of Science in Nursing
MN – Nursing Leadership
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