Will precepting fulfill CE credits?
No, precepting our students will not fulfill CE credits. It can, however, be used in the process when a provider needs to renew their license.
Who can precept an NP or CNM student?
A licensed MD, DO, NP, CNM or PA can precept our NP students.
What is the time commitment?
Depending on the specialty track, our students need anywhere from 90 to over 250 hours with a preceptor each semester. We will inquire with the preceptor each semester on their availability and for how long they would like to have a student/s.
What’s the onboarding process for students?
The first step is establishing an affiliation agreement with the School of Nursing. Our Graduate Credentialing Coordinator will then work closely with the clinical site to provide any documentation required before the rotation begins. Documentation of our student’s credentials (background check, drug screen, immunizations, professional license, HIPPA and BBP training, BLS card and professional liability and practice insurance) are on file and available upon request.
May I request the type of student I would like to precept?
Absolutely. If you have any preferences for the type of student you would like to precept (certain RN experience, specialty track, clinical interests, languages spoken, etc.) please feel free to let us know.
May I request a resume and/or interview the student prior to precepting?
Yes. If that is something you are interested in, please let us know. If not, we will match a student with you based on their clinical and programmatic needs for the semester.
Is there any paperwork required of the preceptor?
Yes. Preceptors will be asked to complete a short vetting/questionnaire form that will include the preceptor’s credentials, nursing experience, and a most recent copy of your CV so that we can keep it on file. This form must be acknowledged before we can confirm a student’s clinical placement. The first time a provider precepts, we will also need to establish an affiliation agreement. We may need your assistance in determining the appropriate person at your site to sign that agreement. Lastly, we will only need to collect your interest and availability to precept each semester thereafter via a simple request form.
How much experience is required to precept?
At least one year of clinical practice is required in order to serve as a preceptor.
How can I sign up to precept?
Complete our preceptor interest form and one of our Graduate Placement Coordinators will contact you. After the first time you precept our students, we will follow up with you regarding your interest each semester.
Can two or more preceptors share a student?
Yes, a team or group of providers can share a student for their clinical placement. If you are the team lead, we just ask that you inform us who all of those providers will be ahead of time.
Who will conduct site visits to check on the preceptor and student?
A School of Nursing faculty member from that student’s specialty track will check-in with the student and preceptor periodically or as needed each semester.
Are there opportunities to precept outside of Georgia?
Some of our specialty tracks and post-graduate programs do allow students to complete their clinical rotations outside of Georgia. If you are interested in precepting, but practice outside of Georgia, please reach out to us for potential opportunities.
Who provides malpractice insurance for the students?
The School of Nursing provides malpractice insurance for all of our students and faculty. Please reach out to a Placement Coordinator if you need this information.
How will I know what to focus on with the students?
We will provide you with all necessary information to ensure you are informed of the student’s skillset, level and programmatic needs.
Who can I contact with further questions?
General questions Form
Cynthia Harris, MHA, BSN, RN
Director, Clinical Placement
Monica Stokes, MBA
Sr Program Coordinator: Post Licensure Programs
Ashley Landers, MBA
Post-License Placement Coordinator: AGNP-AC & ENP
Lakeitcha Jackson, MHA
Post-License Placement Coordinator: AGNP-PC
Tamera Jacobs, NNP, PNP-PC, PNP-AC & WHNP
Post-License Placement Coordinator: NNP, PNP-AC, PNP-PC & WHNP
Jaya Martin, CNM, MSN
Post-License Placement Coordinator: CNM, Mental Health
Post-License Placement Coordinator: FNP
Monique Brown, MHA
Post-License Placement Coordinator: CRNA
Sr. Compliance and Graduate Student Credentialing Coordinator
Graduate Student Credentialing Coordinator
Sr. Affiliation Agreements Coordinator
I’m interested in becoming a Clinical Instructor. Who should I contact?
Clinical Instructors play a vital role in educating our students at the bedside. We are looking for MSN prepared nurses with at least two years of experience, flexible schedules, clinical expertise and an enthusiasm for teaching. If you are interested, please send your resume and a cover letter to email@example.com. This is a part-time paid position primarily working with undergraduate nursing students.