5 benefits of becoming a School of Nursing Preceptor

Preceptors are engaged clinical professionals who provide supervised clinical rotations while mentoring and educating Johns Hopkins pre-licensure and advanced practice nursing students. Precepting gives the health care professional the opportunity to partner with Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing to translate classroom preparation into hands-on patient care while developing their own teaching and mentoring skills.

As a preceptor, you help the next generation of RNs and advanced practice RNs translate classroom learning into hands-on patient care.

You’re supporting your profession, watching them gain confidence in practice, and you may even learn a few things—new nurses are full of fresh ideas. But beyond the altruistic good feelings, here are 5 benefits of precepting at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

#5 You’ll have year-round access to Johns Hopkins School of Nursing faculty resources, like Welch Library, and opportunities to network with our faculty and community.

#4 You’ll have access to our Preceptor portal, which includes 4 free learning modules:

  • Motivational interviewing
  • Social determinants of health
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Cultural competence

#3 Did you know? If you precept for at least 120 hours it will count toward continuing education credits as well as recertification for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

#2 More fun facts! Preceptors are eligible to become adjunct faculty after two semesters.

#1 Preceptors can earn recommendations to become practice leaders in Sigma, the honor society of nursing, as well as other organizations.

Written by Sydnee Logan for the School of Nursing website.

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