Clinical Preceptors


Welcome to the University of Minnesota School of Nursing's resources for preceptor education and clinical teaching.

Our goal is to offer our preceptors opportunities to learn more about clinical teaching, as well as to share ideas about the joys and challenges of learning in the clinical environment.

As a preceptor, you play a key role in not only direct supervision to ensure competent, safe completion of specific skills, but also in guiding the advanced practice nurse's development within the clinical learning environment to promote self-awareness and critical thinking.


Please complete our preceptor interest form or contact Sue Kostka at

Message from the Dean

Dear Clinical Colleagues:

On behalf of the faculty and staff of our School of Nursing, I sincerely thank you for the time, energy and rich experiences you are providing our students.

We see their learning as a true partnership with you. They need a balance of foundational knowledge and real-world experiences to become the quality nursing graduates of which we can all be proud, and which the health care industry definitely needs.

We so appreciate your work.

Connie White Delaney
Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP 
Professor and Dean


What is a preceptor? What do preceptors do? Find out in this introductory overview.


For soon-to-be preceptors to learn and practice basic precepting skills, and also for seasoned preceptors who want to reflect upon and renew their teaching capabilities.



DNP specialty overviews



Learn more about precepting  in the Nurse-midwifery specialty.