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Educational institutions rely on preceptors, practicing professionals in the clinic setting, to provide an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills in the field. They are a vital part of the education of future health care practitioners and their role is complex.  They must utilize skills in teaching, mentoring, supporting, assessing and evaluating.

This web site has been designed for preceptors of midwifery and nurse practitioner students.  A team of faculty from several graduate midwifery and advanced practice nurse programs  collaborated to create this web site with tools and training for preceptors in the clinic setting.   Its purpose is to provide practical ideas and training to assist preceptors in their role.  

Qualities of an Effective Preceptor

Clinical Placement Responsibilities

Getting Started

Developing Preceptor Skills

Special Situations

Preceptor Resources

This website has been approved for preceptors by the Directors of Midwifery Education (DOME) in 2011.

The files and videos in this web site have been collected and created by Aggie Hoeger, CNM, DNP from the Frontier Nursing University and Judy Lazarus, CNM, MSN, from The University of Washington. Feel free to contact us with questions or comments.

Aggie Hoeger
Judy Lazarus

American College of Nurse-Midwives
8403 Colesville Rd. Ste. 1550 Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 240.485.1800 Fax: 240.485.1818
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