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Teach, share expertise, serve as a role model and influence change as a KU preceptor.

The preceptor plays a critical role in the educational process and development of students by monitoring and guiding their learning experience while acting as a role model. The preceptor promotes advanced leadership role socialization, facilitates student autonomy and promotes self-confidence that leads to leadership competence.

For many nurse leaders and clinicians, precepting is a natural way to extend their energy and enthusiasm to the preparation of the next generation of leaders, educators and public health nurses.

Benefits/Rewards of Precepting

  • Contribute to my profession
  • Teach graduate nursing students
  • Share my knowledge with graduate nursing students
  • Keep current and remain stimulated in my profession
  • Gain personal satisfaction from the role
  • Socialize the graduate nursing students into their new role
  • Learn from graduate nursing students
  • Improve my teaching skills
  • Increase my own professional knowledge base
  • Be recognized as a role model
  • Influence change in my practice setting
  • Increase my involvement within my workplace
  • Improve my organizational skills
  • Improve my chances for promotion/advancement within my workplace
KU School of Nursing

KU School of Nursing
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mail Stop 2029
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-1619 | TTY 711