Welcome and thank you for choosing to be a preceptor for our Graduate,
Post-Graduate Certificate, and Doctoral Nursing Students. This page provides
essential information and links that will clarify and expedite the clinical
Our graduate students will need preceptors with
backgrounds as Clinical Nurse Specialists in Adult Health (CNS), Family Nurse
Practitioners (FNP), and Nurse Administrators. Our doctoral students will
need preceptors with backgrounds in Community Behavior, Direct Practice,
Leadership/Administration, or Practitioner/Educator roles. If you are interested
in being a preceptor, please read the Duties of a Preceptor/Residency Supervisor-Duties of Faculty for a better
understanding of your role as preceptor.
While students are the main beneficiary of working
with the preceptor, there are some rewards for the preceptors themselves.
Preceptors receive CEU credits for supervising students. The ANCC form is to be filled out and returned to the instructor for the course in
which you are precepting a student. Library privileges (use of databases) may be
accessed through our library liaison. In
addition, as preceptor you have the option of a tuition waiver for one credit
hour here at Governors State University. Please fill out the Preceptor Tuition Waiver Form and return to Dr. Nancy MacMullen, Chair, Department of
Nursing, Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, IL
There is a PDF downloadable version of the Graduate Nursing Student Handbook that will provide you will
further insight into the program and the clinical aspects and requirements of
the programs. Additionally, understanding the core competencies based on
Undergraduate Level, Graduate Level, and Doctoral Level will assist in ensuring
that the students are held up to high standards.
Handbook Link below:
The student should meet with the preceptor to review the students’ learning
objectives before the practicum starts. The student should have previously met
with the course instructor to discuss and select potential objectives. The
preceptor may want to adjust the objectives to what is feasible in the practice
setting. At some point in the practicum, the student, preceptor and instructor
should meet at least twice to discuss student progress. If the student is not
progressing successfully, a remediation plan should be mutually agreed about by
all three parties. The final grade will be determined by the course instructor
with input from the preceptor.