Current preceptors

Jennifer Ahlquist, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

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

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, D.N.P., RN, AGPC, NP-C

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

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, M.S.N., RN, CNM

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, M.S.N., RN, CNM

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