Sunday, October 02, 2011

Nurse Practitioner Has A New Student

I received a call the other day from our HR department asking if I would like to precept a student. I was practically giddy with excitement! Yes, I love students. Too often I hear that there are not enough preceptors out here and wonder why we are so hard to find. I was lucky enough to find three different nurse practitioner preceptors and around five doctors. I would have preferred to have all NPs but I am glad that I saw the differences and similarities by using both.

You don't have to have many years experience for most to use you as a preceptor. Most will accept one year. You also don't have to be in a specialty. I work in a Rural Health office as a Family NP. Help out a local student in your area. It will help you brush up on things and you can give the pointers that you wish that you had as a student.

Do you precept? Why or why not?


  1. I love precepting as well. I ALWAYS learn something from my students.

    I have to hold myself back so that I don't overcommit. I am also fortunate to have worked in settings that encouraged precepting.

  2. I have been a nurse for the past 6 years in the PICU and LOVE precepting!! I just finished my masters program for Acute Care PNP and had great experiences with my preceptors! Thank you for being one of the few (yes, why IS this the case!) that seem to want to take on the responsibility!

  3. "Do you precept? Why or why not?"

    Nope, though I want to, eh. It's a great privilege as well as a great responsibility too. :)

    Hoping the best for you and your students,
    Peny@Know More about the Prostate Cancer Test