Preceptors Needed at Walsh

Preceptors Needed

Walsh University is recognized for its academic excellence in developing advanced nurses with the strategic mindset and leadership skills needed to make a positive impact in health care. A large part of that strategy and leadership development comes from preceptors who mentor them during their clinicals.

The School of Nursing is in search of nurses, nurse practitioners and physicians from across the country and in a variety of disciplines to mentor students.

Why Become a Preceptor?

Nurses and doctors become preceptors for a variety of reasons. Perhaps the most common is the opportunity to share their expertise with nursing students and witness their professional development in their own clinical settings.

Benefits of becoming a preceptor include:

  • Helping educate students is a way to train the next generation of nurses and pay forward the experience you had with your preceptor.
  • Being a preceptor strengthens your own knowledge and reinforces your own experience.
  • A Walsh nursing education is focused on advocacy skills, expertise in organizational and health systems and critical thinking abilities to drive quality improvement.

As a preceptor, you have the opportunity to give back to the field of healthcare, assist in creating change and help to inform the next generation of nurses.

Contact Us

Your support of our students and programs is greatly appreciated. If you or someone you know may be interested in precepting, please contact: placement@onlinenursingdegrees.walsh.edu.

 

Choose Your Program to Support

Walsh University online has two programs that need preceptors to support students up to 550 clinical hours. Those programs are:

 

NURS 610 – Advanced Pathophysiology

This course focuses on the interrelationships of human biological systems, biochemical, genetic and cellular concepts, providing the framework for the study of advanced pathological concepts. Case studies illustrate theoretical concepts and assist in the application of theory to practice.

NURS 610 – Advanced Pathophysiology 3 sem. hrs.

This course focuses on the interrelationships of human biological systems, biochemical, genetic and cellular concepts, providing the framework for the study of advanced pathological concepts. Case studies illustrate theoretical concepts and assist in the application of theory to practice.

NURS 614 – Advanced Health Assessment

This course builds on the student’s knowledge and skills of basic health assessment and provides a foundation for the advanced nurse to evaluate the health of individuals across the lifespan. Theory and research-based methodologies and skills will be incorporated to assist students in the comprehensive assessment of individuals, including advanced communication skills such as clinical interviewing and focused history taking, psychosocial and physical assessment, critical diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision making.

Interpretation of data for the purpose of differentiating normal from abnormal findings as well as for recognition of potential and/or actual health problems will also be addressed. This course requires 30 laboratory hours.

NURS 642 – Clinical Pharmacology

Clinical pharmacology builds upon NURS 612 Advanced Pharmacology. Specific requirements, responsibilities, interprofessionalism, and concerns as an APN prescriber, including safe prescription writing and medication management of patients throughout the life span, including persons with multiple chronic conditions (MCC), will be comprehensively reviewed.

NURS 642 – Clinical Pharmcology

Clinical pharmacology builds upon NURS 612 Advanced Pharmacology. Specific requirements, responsibilities, interprofessionalism, and concerns as an APN prescriber, including safe prescription writing and medication management of patients throughout the life span, including persons with multiple chronic conditions (MCC), will be comprehensively reviewed.

NURS 647 – Care of the Adult and Elderly with Multiple Chronic Conditions

This course focuses on the intricacies and interrelationships between disease processes, human physiology, and pharmacologic and other treatment modalities inherent in the care of the adult or elderly patient with multiple chronic healthcare conditions (MCC). (150 clinical hours).

NURS 645 – FNP III: Care of Women

This course presents theories, principles and skills in assessing, promoting, and maintaining the health of women across the lifespan, with a focus on the gynecologic and reproductive health needs of women. Management of common health problems is included.

Clinical experiences will focus on competency in the evidence-based management of women’s health. (100 clinical hours)

Prerequisites: All Core Courses Completed, NURS 640

NURS 649 – FNP V: Care of Family in Primary Care (Capstone)

This course serves as the capstone experience for the FNP program and synthesizes all material from previous FNP courses. In addition, this course will explore legal and governing issues that impact advance practice. Didactic and clinical experiences promote transition into practice. This course requires 200 clinical hours.

MSN-FNP

Below is a sample list of courses nurses take while enrolled in the online MSN-FNP program.

MBA 723 – Healthcare Finance/Economic

This course explores healthcare specific financial policies and issues, analytical framework and economic transformation for financial decisions (such as investment and working capital), methods of financial management, insurance coverage and financing. In addition, the course focuses on the ability to apply economic and population health models to address health service issues and problems.

NURS 649 – FNP V: Care of Family in Primary Care (Capstone)

This course serves as the capstone experience for the FNP program. It synthesizes all material from the previous FNP courses and focuses on refining and integrating clinical learning modalities, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and evaluation for all members of the family, including rural and underserved populations.

Didactic and clinical experiences promote a seamless transition into professional practice. (200 clinical hours)

Prerequisites: All core courses and all FNP clinical courses (FNP I-IV).

 

BSN to DNP-FNP

Below is a sample list of courses nurses take while enrolled in the online DNP-FNP program.

 

Preceptor FAQs

 

What is a preceptor?

A preceptor is an experienced licensed practitioner who provides professional instruction and supervision during clinical practice and facilitates the application of theory to practice for nursing students.

What are the criteria for a physician to become a preceptor?
  • Unencumbered license to practice medicine in the state where the preceptorship will take place
  • Engaged in an active practice directly affiliated with the rotation
  • Committed to providing quality patient encounters
What are the criteria for a nurse practitioner to become a preceptor?
  • Unencumbered license to practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (A.P.R.N.) in the state of practice
  • Eligible to practice in an advanced practice role as deemed appropriate by the state’s Board of Nursing
  • Board-certified as a nurse practitioner or A.P.R.N.
  • Functioning as an advanced practice nurse in a primary care or approved specialty practice setting
  • Committed to providing quality patient encounters
How do preceptors evaluate students?

Preceptors have opportunities for immediate feedback as well as a more formal assessment of student performance in the form of evaluations.

What is the time commitment?

The time commitment varies by program and by rotation.