Expect the student to provide:
- Student resume/CV
- Goals for the semester – it is appropriate for the student to modify his or her goals if advised to do so by the preceptor
- A copy of the syllabus for the clinical course they are taking
Your role in providing clinical supervision to the student could include the following:
- Define goals/expectations of the clinical rotation
- Observe as the student performs at least one or more complete and/or focused exams on each clinical day and the health education being disseminated to the patient/family
- Validate the assessment findings and their recommended management plans
- Ensure the pharmacological recommendations are appropriate considering drug interaction effects, dosage, polypharmacy, and ethnicity/gender/age.
- Assist the student to develop expertise in establishing an appropriate differential diagnosis and in selecting the most appropriate diagnostic tests
- Validate the student’s interpretation of diagnostic tests
- Communicate with the student and student’s clinical evaluator about successes and concerns
- Complete and submit student evaluation at the completion of the rotation
- Notify WSU of any concerns or problems by contacting the clinical evaluator or clinical track coordinator
- Improve your Preceptor Skills: Best Practices (0.75) CE
- This power point from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners details the benefits of being a preceptor, expectations, barriers, and strategies
- AANP toolkit: This powerpoint from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners details the benefits of being a preceptor, expectations, barriers, and strategies.
- Partnering in nurse practitioner education: Welcome to Precepting FAQ This document from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) answers many questions for first-time preceptors.
- Teaching in the Clinical Environment: This document from the Association for Medical Education in Europe is full of information on role definition, theory, and strategies.