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Become A Clinical Preceptor

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“Words cannot encompass how grateful that I am for every one of my preceptors and the role that they played in my educational journey. I will remember every one of them and have made a personal commitment to never turn a student down in my future career due to the impact that they had on me.” – Hanna Fortin, MSN adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner, 2021-2022 Clinical Cohort

For a nursing and health professions student, clinical experience plays a critical role in teaching the joys, realities and challenges of health care in the real world. By becoming a clinical preceptor, you can help elevate a student’s knowledge from theoretical learning to lived experience.

As a preceptor, you will provide direct instruction and supervision to nursing students during their clinical rotations. Preceptors are key players in supporting the training of a new generation of nurses. The ideal candidate for a preceptor is someone who not only meets the listed requirements, but someone who enjoys sharing insights with students, who is committed to and knowledgeable about their clinical site and who understands the immense value of health care mentorship.


Sign up for Dragon Network to be contacted by a student through Drexel’s virtual professional development community. During the sign-up process, select “Serving as a clinical preceptor/making connections to potential preceptors” under the “Topics of Interest” step. If you are already a member of Dragon Network, you can update this section of your profile.

Sign up for Dragon Network

Please note only Drexel students and alumni can access the Dragon Network.

Connect with us! Contact Amy Maniero, clinical placement manager, at or call 267.359.5589 to share your interest and get connected to our team.


  • Preceptors may be a nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife or a physician in an approved specialty.
  • Preceptors must meet the licensure and certification requirements of the state in which they practice.
  • The preceptor should have at least one year of practice experience.
  • The preceptor must have current Board Certification.


  • Welcome and encourage mutually respectful and collaborative learning environment
  • Assist in the development of a student’s patient assessment, diagnosis, management and collaboration skills with the health care team utilizing evidenced-based practices
  • Review and provide ongoing feedback from clinical skills, documentation, and evaluations; Assist student in meeting course objectives and individual learning needs
  • Provide supervision and mentoring to the student throughout the clinical rotation
  • Communicate with clinical faculty concerning student progress; Provide constructive feedback to student on daily basis
  • Orient the student to the clinical site, facility resources and the facility’s policies; Guide student progression to meet the needs and demands of site
  • Complete both a midterm and final evaluation using E*Value; Validate student’s clinical hours


  • All preceptors may use title of Clinical Faculty, Drexel University during time in role. This title signifies Drexel’s appreciation for your time and the great value you bring to the mentorship position.
  • Certificate of Appreciation with verified number of clinical hours precepted received at end of each term.
  • 10 percent discount on our continuing education programs.


You will be asked to provide a copy of your CV, state licensure and Board Certification or proof thereof.


Certification requirements guide the number of clinical hours required. Clinical hours are based on the time spent in the clinical setting.