Downloadable Graphics to Thank Your Preceptor
Be sure to thank your preceptor on social media by downloading and sharing one of the images below and tagging your preceptor and FNU! Let them know how much you appreciate them and how they have made a difference in your life. Be sure to follow FNU’s social media accounts during the week to share additional posts and tips.
Ways to Say “Thank You” to Your Preceptor
Send a personalized card to your preceptor thanking them for their time precepting you! Here are some phrases you can include to say “thank you!”
- Thank you for recognizing and praising my strengths.
- Thank you for showing me how to work so well in an inter-professional team and collaborate with other health care professionals.
- Thank you for going above and beyond to make this a meaningful clinical experience for me and assuring that I saw/did as many things as possible during my time with you.
- Thank you for providing me with a safe, encouraging learning environment.
- Visit this link to more "thank you" notes.
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Information for Future Preceptors
Precepting Facts & Figures
- The average FNU student needs three clinical sites to complete all required experiences.
- The need is great, and the competition for clinical sites is heavy.
- The demand for preceptors is constant.
FNU Preceptor Incentives
- Expand access to quality care
- Earn an honorarium
- Gain access to FREE CEUs
- Grow the profession
- Access to the latest clinical guidelines
- Certification of hours
- Discount on non-matriculating courses
Support from Regional Clinical Faculty
- FNU’s Regional Clinical Faculty (RCF) are talented and experienced practitioners who serve as student advisors during the clinical portion of the program.
- There are more than 50 RCFs across the U.S.
- RCFs approve the overall clinical plan and provide guidance and support to the student and the preceptor.
We are seeking preceptors from the following specialties:
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
- Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Are You Qualified to Be a Preceptor? Let’s Check!
FNU needs preceptors with the following credentials and qualifications:
- Valid, unencumbered U.S. license to practice required
- One year of relevant experience in an advanced practice role
- Master’s Degree or higher in nursing related field (we do allow BSN for midwives, but an MSN is preferred)
- MDs and DOs can be preceptors based on the program and clinical time
- For PMHNP students: therapists with a master’s degree and licensure in the state of practice
Dr. Slager’s Top Reasons to Precept
- Seeing a student’s “light bulb” come on is so exciting.
- You get to evaluate potential new hires.
- Someone needs YOU as badly as you needed your preceptor.
- Taking a student is an inexpensive investment in your practice’s future.
- Opportunity to be a role model.
- Students bring the most up-to-date information to your practice.
- Students’ enthusiasm breathes energy into a practice.
- Your patients love the added attention – they get two for the price of one!
- Having trouble finding the perfect partner for your practice? Take a student (or three) and see if there is a match.
Preceptor Video Series
Thank you message from
FNU’s Dean of Nursing, Dr. Joan Slager.
Recent blog posts on precepting
Lance Briggs, PMHNP, is a dedicated preceptor who has been instrumental in helping students at Frontier Nursing University socialize their knowledge and gain confidence in their practice. As an FNU preceptor, Lance has been committed to easing students into the world of mental health and psychiatric nursing in a safe and supportive environment. Because of these attributes and more, FNU student Terra Edwards nominated Briggs to be FNU’s Winter 2023 Preceptor of the Term.
Each of us has our own reasons for why we chose a career in healthcare, but common amongst us is a shared desire to serve others. We are heartened by the mission of Frontier Nursing University to care for underserved people and provide care to all those in need. We all chose to answer the call to serve. It is not an easy road to travel, and all of us relied on the support of others – friends, family, classmates, instructors, and preceptors – to achieve our goal of becoming nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives.
Frontier Nursing University is proud to announce FNU alumni, Megan Ferguson, CNM, as the 2022 Spring Term Featured Preceptor! Ferguson was nominated by FNU nurse-midwifery student Megan Webb for always going above and beyond. Before becoming Webb’s preceptor in Wasilla, Alaska, Ferguson was Webb’s provider for Women’s Health at Alpenglow Women’s Health. Ferguson is the co-owner of Alpenglow Women’s Health, where she serves the women and families of her community, supporting them through their prenatal journey, women’s health issues, and deliveries at the community hospital.
Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is a community of students, educators, graduates and staff working together to expand access to quality, compassionate care in rural and underserved populations. To continue placing […]
Preceptors play a vital role in the success of Frontier Nursing University (FNU) students. Preceptors serve as mentors and assist with gaining the necessary clinical experience. At FNU, students personally […]
Helpful Links and Articles
Become a FNU Preceptor: https://frontier.edu/clinical-preceptors/
AACN Clinical Preceptor Guide: https://www.aacnnursing.org/our-initiatives/education-practice/teaching-resources/aprn-education/clinical-preceptor-guide
NONPF Preceptor Portal: https://www.nonpf.org/page/PreceptorPortal_Main