Associate Program Director, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Kathleen O. DeMutis had great preceptors who helped her bridge the gap between school and clinical practice when she was a graduate student at Penn Nursing.  Today, she helps hundreds of nurse practitioner students make the same transition, as a preceptor herself and by coordinating clinical sites for many of the graduate programs at Penn’s School of Nursing.

“The best clinical education I received at Penn Nursing was being precepted by others.  It’s been important for me to precept students ever since.”


  • MSN, University of Pennsylvania , 1997
  • BSN, University of Delaware, 1992