Become a Preceptor

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Preceptors play a vital role in providing key, hands-on instruction that can only be learned outside of the classroom. Nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, MDs and DOs with two or more years of clinical experience are encouraged to inquire.

Why Become a Preceptor?

Through your supervision, students will progressively develop the skills and judgment necessary to become an advanced practice provider. As an Emory preceptor, you will receive:

  • Support from our team of dedicated Placement Coordinators from day one
  • A hand in choosing your preceptee as you would like, from requesting a student to expressing a preference in the program you wish to work with. Our Placement Coordinators will ensure you are matched with the student of your choosing and offer supports throughout the rotation
  • Personalized support through the contract and credentialing process with our dedicated Contracts and Credentialing Coordinators here to walk you through each step
  • Access to faculty site visitors who will check in periodically and as needed to ensure that you have all the tools you need to conduct a successful experience
  • After one year of service and significant contributions to student learning, you will also be eligible for nomination for adjunct faculty status at Emory.  
  • Tax Credits: Georgia based preceptors are eligible to register for Georgia’s Preceptor Tax Incentive Program.  
  • Verification letters for your records outlining the hours you trained students which can be used to provide proof to certifying bodies and/or employers that require a record of precepting
  • Access to continuing education programs
  • Eligibility for the annual Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing Outstanding Preceptor Award
  • Eager students ready to embark on the next phase of their career and learn from you!


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?

No, no paperwork is necessary from the preceptor. The first time a provider precepts, we will need to establish an affiliation agreement. We may need your assistance in determining the appropriate person at your site to sign that agreement. We will then collect your interest and availability to precept each semester via a simple form we request you fill out. We do ask that you keep us up to date with the most recent copy of your CV so that we can keep it on file.

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

Senior Program Coordinator for Post-Licensure Placements

Kathleen Karpicki, MPH

Graduate Placement Coordinator for NNP, PNP-AC, PNP-PC & WHNP

Tamera Jacobs, MSN, RN

Graduate Placement Coordinator: CNM

Dr. Devinna Bahadur, DNP, MSN Ed., APRN, AGACNP-BC

Graduate Placement Coordinator: FNP

Cindy Bowden  

Graduate Placement Coordinator: AGACNP, AGPCNP, & ENP

Lisa Raman, DNP, RN, M Ed., N-Ed., LOC  

Graduate Credentialing Coordinator

Jennifer Neely

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 This is a part-time paid position primarily working with undergraduate nursing students.

Programs Needed

We’re seeking preceptors for the following programs

  • Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Emergency Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner  
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse-Midwifery
  • Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Become a Preceptor

Interested in learning more about becoming a preceptor? Fill out our online interest form and we will reach out with more information.

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