Thank you for your interest in serving as a clinical preceptor for a University of Cincinnati College of Nursing graduate student.

As a nationally recognized institution for our academic standards, diversity and inclusion efforts, technology application and research activity, we are proud to see the reputation of our advanced-practice programs reflected in the quality of our graduate students.  

Our growing enrollment requires that we increasingly recruit qualified preceptors to deliver hands-on education through evidence-based practice throughout the country. Clinical preceptors are our partners in the academic process, playing a key role in preparing future advanced-practice nurse leaders. This is a rewarding opportunity to share your expertise with the next generation of practitioners and help shape the future of nursing.

I love taking University of Cincinnati NP students because they are very well prepared and the clinical documentation platform (eMedley) used is very user friendly.

Kelly S. Perrysburg, OH

Preceptor Awards

UC College of Nursing is grateful for the invaluable support our students, faculty and staff receive from preceptors and clinical partners. Our Preceptor Awards are one way we celebrate and thank outstanding practitioners and partners whose commitment to teaching, learning and leading in the clinical environment inspires the next generation of advanced practice nurses.

The nomination window for our advanced-practice and undergraduate/accelerated pre-licensure preceptor awards closed May 1. Look for an announcement of our 2023 recipients soon!


What Does it Mean to be a Preceptor?

Join Christine Colella, DNP, APRN-CNP, FAANP, Director of Graduate Programs, and Lindsay Davis, DNP, APRN-CNP, Clinical Liaison for Graduate Preceptorship, for this 40-minute webinar, "What Does it Mean to be a Preceptor?" You'll learn:

  • The role of the preceptor and commitment required;
  • The value of serving as a preceptor;
  • Methods to create a quality learning experience for students; and
  • Next steps to become a preceptor for our students.

In addition, the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing's Alumni Association offers periodic webinars for health professionals. Sign up for the next webinar at

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