Wayne State University College of Nursing clinical preceptors play an integral role in the MSN and DNP programs, bridging the gap between classroom learning and clinical practice and acting as role models, mentors and educators.

Preceptors have the opportunity to give back to the nursing profession and be a part of the Wayne State University College of Nursing. The college's master's of nursing (MSN) and doctor of nursing practice (DNP) programs have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best Graduate Schools among the top 20 percent in the country; the DNP was ranked at #35 and the MSN at #43. These are also the second-highest ranked MSN and DNP programs in Michigan.

The WSU College of Nursing offers resources and support for new and experienced preceptors, including online training and education for CEUs.


For more information about becoming a preceptor for undergraduate programs, contact Director of Student Engagement and Clinical Placement liaison Dawn Pauli at 313-577-4116 or For more information about becoming a preceptor for graduate programs, contact Graduate Clinical Placement Coordinator Elizabeth Marentette at 313-577-4230 or