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Roles & Responsibilities


  • Orient the student to the work environment.
  • Honor the student role by not utilizing the student to replace clinical or administrative staff during rotations.
  • Outline your expectations of the student during the rotation (daily schedule, dress, responsibilities, etc.).
  • Facilitate opportunities for the students to be supervised by designated licensed and credentialed providers that are a part of your practice or specialty group in your absence.
  • Notify the School of Nursing or PA program of any questions or concerns regarding the student.

Support Student Learning

  • Preceptors can enhance an APP student's learning experience by incorporating communication techniques that demonstrate honesty, trustworthiness, and approachability.
  • All preceptors need to foster a culture of safety and provide feedback that the APP student can respond to in a constructive way.
  • Precepting students at different levels can be challenging and rewarding and always requires a willingness to both teach and model expert practitioner skills.