Clinical Preceptors

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies selects preceptors who act as highly skilled mentors for our students. Preceptors partner with faculty in order to provide clinical education, supervision, and evaluation of students in the clinical settings. Preceptors share valuable clinical knowledge while providing students with evidence-based clinical experiences that help them meet course competencies. 

Assigned preceptors will:

  • Review and discuss their student’s clinical objectives and how they will be accomplished.
  • Assign patients consistent with their student’s education and experience level.
  • Enable their student to perform health assessments, take histories, and perform physical exams.
  • Aid their student in developing appropriate treatment plans.
  • Help their student evaluate the appropriate management and treatment plans to best care for patients. This includes the interpretation of lab work and diagnostic tests.
  • Provide formal evaluation and supervision of their student’s clinical/practicum performance.

Placements are secured through partnership between faculty, students, and the clinical placement team. At the start of the placement process, students are asked to provide suggestions or referrals of known clinical sites or preceptors. Nursing@Georgetown placement specialists will also network with Georgetown-established preceptors near the student’s location.

“Having students working with me makes me stop and think about what I do each day with each patient. That is what I believe is the benefit of working with students; they question and make us think about what we do. Students always make me learn along with them.”

— Don Pallone, CRNP-BC, Georgetown University Preceptor

How You Can Get Involved

Georgetown University seeks partnerships with skilled health care providers to act as preceptors for our students. Our preceptors enjoy a number of benefits, including:

  • The opportunity to earn American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) credit hours.
  • Appointment as a Georgetown University Sponsored University Affiliate.
  • Access to Georgetown University library resources.
  • Access to a variety of clinical reference software.
  • Introduction to aspiring nursing leaders who can become assets to your organization.
  • Developing leadership and mentoring skills.
  • Relationship building with faculty and students of one of the nation’s most respected nursing programs.
  • Influencing the future of health care.

To learn more about how you can become a clinical preceptor for Georgetown University’s online graduate nursing degree programs, please contact us at 202-687-7258 or via email.