NP Preceptor: Teaching, Learning, and NP Practice

1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $10 for NAPNAP Members. For non-members, this continuing education activity rate is $20.

This module discusses teaching and learning in clinical settings, as well as ways to talk to students about NP practice.

Module 1: Adult Learning Styles - Basic principles and technology have changed ways that individuals learn.

Module 2: Giving Feedback - Informing students on their performance, is NOT easy: listen to ways to be positive while informing students on ways to improve.

Module 3: Debriefing - Talking with students about their Performance each day is important to student success.

Module 4: SCENARIO - Student Arrives Late to Clinical - Watch this brief video enactment (with actresses) on ways to set expectations with the occasional problem student.

Module 5: SCENARIO - Performance Evaluation - Watch this brief video enactment on informing student about their performance.  Would you do it the same or differently?

Module 6: Interview with Jo Ann Serota, DNP, CPNP, FAANP, IBCLC - Listen to JoAnn passionately talk about her experiences as a preceptor. She is inspiring!

Module 7: NONPF Preceptor Resources - Spend some time viewing resources on this page for more information and resources that will contribute to your professional development as an NP Clinical Educator. 

Module 8: Are You Prepared to React in the Event of Workplace Violence? An Interview with a Police Expert

Target Audience

Nurse Practitioner Preceptors

Learning Objectives

1. Analyze adult learning styles as they apply to clinical education for NP students
2. Apply the principles of giving and receiving feedback to NP students to improve their clinical performance
3. Participate in an educational student-centered teaching/learning framework
4. Implement formative (improvement) feedback to facilitate NP students achieving clinical learning outcomes
5. Apply summative clinical evaluation to ensure NP students are ‘practice-ready’ upon graduation
6. Describe ways to help students improve behaviors that are not consistent with professional behaviors, e.g., arrives late at clinical
7. Discuss positive outcomes in the role of a clinical preceptor
8. Examine ways to anticipate and/or remain safe in the event of workplace violence

Course summary
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  • 1.00 Contact hours
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Barbara Krainovich-Miller, EdD, RN, PMHCNS, ANEF, FAAN

Jo Ann Serota, DNP, RN, CPNP, FAANP

Faculty Disclosures

Dr. Hallas, Dr. Serota and Dr. Krainovich-Miller have no disclosures to report. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours


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