Jennifer Ahlquist, MSN, RN, ANP-BC
It's rewarding to see my students have "ah-ha" moments when the material they have been learning in class clicks during a clinical experience. The best attributes of a great preceptor are patience, encouragement, approachability and taking the time to discuss rational. I have been a preceptor for five years and I enjoy sharing interesting case and guiding students in performing their first procedures.
Latanya Cross, DNP, RN, NP-C
I became a preceptor because I enjoy teaching and giving back. One of the best attributes of being a great preceptor is the ability to have patience. When I was a student, my preceptor gave me the ability to use my knowledge to make safe medical decisions without being too critical. That skill allowed me to gain self-confidence — a valuable tool during the learning process.
Cynthera McNeill, DNP, RN, AGPC, NP-C
I had a desire to become a preceptor for nurse practitioner students because facilitating student growth has always been my passion. I've been a preceptor for five years; some of the benefits of being a preceptor are being able to impact the clinical performance of future providers. It is very rewarding and I encourage others to become a preceptor. It is vital to train future providers.
Raouf Seifeldin, MD, FAAFP
I've been a preceptor since 1992. Teaching and make a difference have always been joys of mine. I believe in order to be a great preceptor you must always be approachable, be interested in the specialty subject and always be open to learning as the industry continuously changes.
Dawn Teklinsky, MSN, RN, CNM
I become a preceptor because of my exceptional experience as a Wayne State student and I wanted to give back. I have been a preceptor for nine years and I am able to share my knowledge and passion for women's health.
Carrie Valadez, MSN, RN, CNM
I would encourage others to become a preceptor. It is our duty as nurses to help develop future nurse practitioners. I have been a preceptor for two years. One of the benefits of being a preceptor is being able to learn from the students.
Wayne State University College of Nursing preceptors may:
- Accrue hours for ANCC re-certification requirements
- Receive documentation of precepting hours
- Apply to be WSU College of Nursing adjunct faculty (preceptors with graduate degrees)
- Free access to "UpToDate," a medical resource for healthcare professionals
- Attend Annual Preceptor Appreciation Workshop
- Receive Certificate of Appreciation
- Pay it forward by preparing the next generation of advance practice nurses
- Mentor an APN student and enhance their learning experience
- Help future APNs recognize the importance of quality health care in the region
- Interact with diverse and intelligent APN students with a wide variety of backgrounds