Paying It Forward with Precepting
“I have fond memories of the time I spent with my clinical preceptors as a nurse practitioner student. This expertly guided, on-the-job training allowed me the chance to be in a clinical setting and take care of patients – exactly what I wanted to do.
Shortly after graduation, I was approached by the Penn Nursing faculty to precept students, and I’ve found that the experience provides a certain amount of positive energy for all those involved. The patients tend to love it, and the staff, as well. It also gives me a chance to showcase my skills and knowledge, helping students to learn through real-world experience.
As a preceptor, I was able to remain connected with my Penn colleagues. This helped to open up opportunities for me to guest lecture, and ultimately, I became part of the faculty. In my current position, I truly understand that the partnership between preceptor, student, and faculty is paramount in the success that a student will find after graduation. It is a win-win for both the students and the School.”