Graduate Preceptors

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Thank you for your willingness to precept a UNC –CH School of Nursing MSN student and welcome to the Graduate Preceptors’ Corner. We hope this site will be helpful in providing an overview of the clinical needs for our MSN programs and answer questions common to our community preceptors.

For those who are considering whether to precept, we would love to have you. You will get satisfaction from helping the next generation of clinicians, the challenge of working with energetic learners, hours that can be used toward continuing education/recertification/licensure,electronic access to the AHEC Digital Library and UNC Health Sciences Library resources (including UpToDate), and appreciation from all. Some of our clinical courses qualify for AHEC payment to community preceptors. Our graduate clinical site coordinator would love to talk with you about this opportunity.

The current advanced practice areas in the MSN program include adult/gerontology nurse practitioner, health care systems, pediatric nurse practitioner/primary care, family nurse practitioner, psychiatric-mental health nursing clinical nurse specialist/nurse practitioner, and women’s health nurse practitioner. In the nurse practitioner options, students complete a minimum of 500 clinical hours with a preceptor. The majority of clinical settings for nurse practitioner students are in primary care but may include outpatient specialty settings.