Nursing preceptors provide real-world experiences.

The WVU School of Nursing is proud of its robust nurse preceptor program which provides Advanced Practice Nursing students the experience in health clinics throughout the state and country. 

Our preceptors use their nursing experience and knowledge to provide mentorship and guidance as new nurses learn their responsibilities and transition into the health care field. 

The School of Nursing matches students with preceptors who practice in a location that is ideal for the student. 

Benefits of becoming a WVU School of Nursing Preceptor.

Not only do our students get the benefit of working with experienced, licensed nurses, but our preceptors find it a rewarding experience. 

Benefits to you:

  • Recognition as WVU School of Nursing Adjunct Faculty (with application)
  • access to free online continuing education credits, including Pharmacology
  • A letter confirming your preceptor hours for certification renewal
  • WVU library access
  • Professional networking
  • Opportunities to collaborate with faculty on research, quality improvement projects in your clinic, and manuscript publishing
  • Recruitment of new APRN staff
  • You'll be helping the next generation of West Virginia advanced practice nurses

Interested in becoming a WVU School of Nursing Preceptor?

if you are a licensed APRN and you meet the following criteria, we would love to meet with you to discuss what we offer and what you'll need to include:

  • Commitment and desire to be a preceptor
  • Clinical competence
  • Continuous professional development
  • Caring attributes
  • Minimum number of 2 years of experience
  • Minimum of a Masters of Science in Nursing degree
  • Role-model evidence-based professional nursing practice
  • Effective communicator
  • Teach time management and prioritization in patient care
Shannon Shrewsberry.

Students are great helpers, especially with screenings and big projects. They work on their capstone presentation, which usually involves teaching a class of students on a particular topic. If I am doing a lesson, they do the teaching. My students in school love the nursing students and have great interaction with them.

Shannon Shrewsberry
Bachelor of Science