Becoming a Preceptor

As a preceptor, you are a role model, mentor and teacher for the next generation of advanced practice nurses and clinical nurse leaders. Students gain valuable, real-world experience through your mentorship and guidance. Preceptors say that interactions with our graduate nursing students often bring new or renewed perspectives about the importance of providing patient-centered, evidenced-based care. Students appreciate the partnerships created with preceptors; the clinical opportunities that you can offer to learn and provide quality patient care are invaluable.

We have opportunities for preceptorships in the following practice areas:

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Preceptor Requirements
  • Preceptors must have at least one year of experience in their population-focused field.
  • Preceptors must have the capacity to mentor students for 2-3 days per week, with some flexibility in scheduling.
Before You Precept

If you are interested in becoming a preceptor for The Ohio State University College of Nursing, please contact Courtney Ruffalo-Miller, clinical placement director, at or 614-292-5099.