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FAQ

Who can precept BSN-DNP students?

A preceptor for the KSN nurse practitioner student shall have the following minimum qualifications, as outlined by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing:

  • At least one year of experience in their realm of practice, either nursing or medicine
  • Current, unencumbered license in the state of Oklahoma, or in another state (if employed by the US government or any bureau, division, or agency thereof), as an APRN, Medical Doctor, or Doctor of Osteopathy and practices in a comparable practice focus
  • Function as a supervisor and teacher and contribute to the evaluation of the individual’s performance in the clinical setting
  • Have demonstrated competencies related to the area of assigned clinical teaching responsibilities

How do I become a preceptor?

Simply go to the “Become a preceptor” section, fill out all the required information and submit the form. Our clinical specialist will contact you immediately after receiving your form.

What responsibilities are expected of me as a preceptor?

Experienced professionals in the health care community possess invaluable talents, knowledge and abilities. When these skills are shared with students, opportunities for learning develop that are unique to the clinical experience. The role of preceptor should be undertaken with consideration for the following:

  • The preceptor, functioning as an employee of the preceptor agency, acts as a teacher and role model for the student. Otherwise, the preceptor is not expected to perform outside of his/her professional role. It is the sharing of the reality of this role that is the value of the experience for the student.
  • The preceptor experience is best facilitated when the preceptor maintains open communication with the student and faculty. The student should be provided with a verbal appraisal of performance each day he/she spends with the preceptor.
  • At the completion of the clinical experience, the preceptor will provide a written evaluation of the student's overall performance to the course.

Who do I call if there is a problem with a student on a rotation?

If a situation arises during the experience that the preceptor believes is beyond his/her role to handle, faculty will be available for immediate consultation. Preceptors are encouraged to call faculty if any questions or concerns arise. A preceptor may request immediate assistance from faculty, if necessary.

Can I earn continuing education credit for precepting?

Yes, preceptors may receive Continuing Education credit. At the end of the semester, a thank you letter is sent to each of our preceptors verifying the amount of precepted hours. For Nurse Practitioners, preceptor hours can be applied to your re-certification requirements. For physicians, teaching other health professionals (serving as a preceptor) is a non-designated Category 2 credit activity, and can be self-reported on the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA) application for credit.

How do I know if the student is meeting program expectations?

Prior to clinical rotation, preceptors are provided with detailed descriptions of KSN’s clinical courses that the student is enrolled in. This includes course perquisites and credit; course learning outcomes; communication process; practicum hours; attendance & expectations; and suggested learning strategies. Our faculty also check off Student Skill Competency Check List for your references.

Other questions? Please contact Candice Black, Advanced Practice Clinical Liaison, at (405) 208-5961 or

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