Preceptor Training FAQs
Is the Advanced Practice Preceptor Training Program geared for preceptors of APRN/PA students, new graduates, or new hires?
All of these. Program content and material have been designed for preceptors of:
- Students still completing their formal academic and clinical rotations prior to graduation and licensure
- Newly graduated students
- Post-graduate residents/fellows
- Newly hired staff orienting to new healthcare organizations or practices
Does the Advanced Practice Preceptor Training Program offer continuing education (CE/CME) credits?
Yes. Each module awards at least one (1) CE/CME credit. The entire program awards a total of 27 CE/CME credits.
Participants must successfully complete an evaluation prior to receiving a certificate of completion.
APRN & RN CEs are certified through the California Board of Registered Nurse (CA BRN);
PA CMEs (Category 1) are certified through the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).
What is the cost of the Advanced Practice Preceptor Training Program?
The program is designed and structured to be taken sequentially in its entirety, consisting of 25 modules + 2 bonus module (on average, 50 minutes each) and awarding continuing education credit (CE/CME). The program is priced at $649.95.
Modules are also available for purchase individually, priced at $29.95 each. Volume-based discounts are available to organizations interested in corporate licenses for staff.
Can organizations purchase the Advanced Practice Preceptor Training Program for staff?
Yes, the program has a corporate licensing option. Volume-based discounts are available to organizations.
Are refunds offered for the Advanced Practice Preceptor Training Program?
No, all purchases are final. No refunds are offered for the Preceptor Training Program or any individual module.
What is a clinical preceptor?
A clinical preceptor is someone responsible for a supervised clinical experience who allows preceptees to apply knowledge, understanding, and critical thinking into practice. They are vital to acclimating preceptees to the unit/specialty, their role, staff, and the organization as a whole.
Preceptors provide valuable teaching and learning experiences, role model safe patient care, apply evidence-based practice, and assess competencies.
Preceptoring is a unique specialty with its own core of knowledge and expertise associated with competent and engaged preceptors. Clinical preceptors are essential in every role and specialty. In academia, they equip students with necessary role competencies and skill training. Within healthcare organizations, experienced clinicians serving as preceptors continue to help expand upon best practices and provide the requisite orientation & onboarding for both newly licensed graduates and experienced clinicians who are new to the organization.