Teach, share expertise, serve as a role model and influence change as a KU preceptor.
The preceptor plays a critical role in the educational process and development of students by monitoring and guiding their learning experience while acting as a role model. The preceptor promotes advanced leadership role socialization, facilitates student autonomy and promotes self-confidence that leads to leadership competence.
For many nurse leaders and clinicians, precepting is a natural way to extend their energy and enthusiasm to the preparation of the next generation of leaders, educators and public health nurses.
Benefits/Rewards of Precepting
- Contribute to my profession
- Teach graduate nursing students
- Share my knowledge with graduate nursing students
- Keep current and remain stimulated in my profession
- Gain personal satisfaction from the role
- Socialize the graduate nursing students into their new role
- Learn from graduate nursing students
- Improve my teaching skills
- Increase my own professional knowledge base
- Be recognized as a role model
- Influence change in my practice setting
- Increase my involvement within my workplace
- Improve my organizational skills
- Improve my chances for promotion/advancement within my workplace