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NONPF is pleased to present this section of the Web site as a resource to preceptors and others actively engaged in the clinical education of nurse practitioner students. We wish to recognize the generous contribution of Walgreens Healthcare Clinics that supported development of this site as well the following universities that contributed to the taping of the preceptor vignettes: University of Maryland School of Nursing, University of Illinois College of Nursing, and University of Massachusetts Graduate College of Nursing.


NONPF is pleased to present brief video vignettes for preceptors on working with particular NP students. In these complimentary vignettes, watch NP faculty actors play the roles of the NP and preceptor in the following vignettes. Pick up tips on reasonable expectations for the student role.


One Minute Preceptor: Acute Care Setting (6:50)

One Minute Preceptor: Primary Care Setting (5:58)


Working with the Overly Confident NP Student (7:21)


Precepting in a Busy Clinic(12:32)


Preparing NP Students for Pediatric Clinical Experiences  (7:20)



Click here for a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) addressing some of the most common inquiries that a preceptor may have.  The questions and answers address topics that include the benefits of being preceptor, getting started, and expectations of all of the partners (preceptors, students, and faculty). 


The FAQs were developed as a companion to the preceptor orientation vignette video, which is available for purchase in a package with the Preceptor Manual (see below for details).  




NONPF announces the release of the new edition of Partners in NP Education: A Preceptor Manual for NP Programs, Faculty, Preceptors, and Students (2nd Edition).  As the title suggests, the manual offers guidance to each of the partners in NP clinical education.  In a user-friendly format, modules present partner-specific information.  A CD comes with the manual to facilitate duplication of content for the partners and customization of sample forms.  The manual is available to order through the NONPF Store.





The NONPF Web site includes various resources that may be useful to preceptors.  The following are a sampling:

Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs - presents the national standards for evaluation of all NP educational programs.

NP Competencies- the NP core and population focus competencies that a NP student must demonstrate upon graduation. 

Consensus Model for APRN Regulation - a nationally-recognized model for the regulation of the 4 APRN roles.  Addresses changes needed for licensure, accreditation, certification, and education.

Primary Care and Acute Care Certified NPs - a statement that gives guidance on the distinctions in practice and educational preparation.

Nurse Practitioner Perspective on Education and Postgraduate Training - a multi-organizational statement about NP preparation.


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