In advanced practice professions, the attainment of certain skills, whether of a cognitive, affective or psychomotor nature, is mandated for the development of advanced clinical expertise. One method used to enhance graduate student development of such advanced clinical skills is the use of preceptors within the clinical setting. The relationship between clinical preceptors and students provides for the requisite supervision for advanced practice skill development and the mentorship for role
The purpose of this handbook is to provide a mechanism for orienting designated individuals to the role of preceptor as delineated by the faculty of the UAMS College of Nursing. Secondly, it provides students with an overview of the preceptor role and their own responsibilities within the student-preceptor relationship. Lastly, this handbook is designed to reflect how faculty, preceptor, and students are expected to interact in order
to facilitate graduate student achievement of course objectives to the mutual satisfaction of all involved.