Nursing

Clinical Planning

It is imperative that you are proactive about finding a preceptor for each clinical setting. Depending on the health care institution, it can take up to six months to secure your site. You cannot begin clinical until your Volunteer Clinical Faculty application packet (VCF) is processed and the preceptor and site are approved. Submitting the VCF after the deadline or even closer to the end of the semester, may result in your site not being confirmed by the beginning of your first semester of clinical.

You will have to complete this process every semester you have a practicum course. Every term has its own deadline. Please refer to the documents located under your program specialty for specific requirements for your clinical courses. You are highly encouraged to begin looking for a preceptor now.

Please note:

  • For PhD students, clinical planning is not needed.
  • BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesia program will receive additional information related to clinical requirements in their welcome information as they prepare to start the program.
Preceptor Packet Deadlines by Term
Term of Clinical Course Preceptor Packet Deadline
Fall Semester Last Friday in May
Spring Semester
1st Friday in October
Summer Semester
1st Friday in February

ANCC: PreceptorMatch.com Facebook Group

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has created a Facebook group (ANCC: PreceptorMatch.com Group) to assist in making connections between students and potential preceptors. By joining this group, you can both post information related to your preceptor needs and monitor posts of persons who are willing to serve as a preceptor. You can join the ANCC: PreceptorMatch.com Group by following this link: bit.ly/PreceptorMatchFBGroup . Joining this Facebook group is truly a supplement as you actively engage in securing a preceptor.

Program-Specific Information

Clinical Site Coordinator: DeWana Bedford

Clinical Site Coordinators:

  • DeWana Bedford
    • MSN onsite
    • MSN online for students in the Ohio counties of Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren, and the Kentucky counties of Boone, Kenton and Campbell
    • Post-Master's Certificate
    • BSN-DNP
  • Kirsten Puckett
    • MSN online (excluding students in the aforementioned local counties; these students should contact DeWana Bedford.)

Clinical Site Coordinator: Nicole Page

Clinical Site Coordinator: Nicole Page

Students in the Nurse Anesthesia program should contact DeWana Bedford for information on clinical planning.

Clinical Site Coordinator: Nicole Page

Clinical Site Coordinator: Nicole Page

Clinical Site Coordinator: Nicole Page

Clinical Site Coordinator: Nicole Page