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.


If you have any questions regarding this site, please send them to Sue Kostka at We here at the School of Nursing hope that you enjoy this learning experience and find some of the teaching tools useful for your clinical experience with our students.

What is a preceptor?
Discover what it takes to be a preceptor in this introductory module.
(10-15 minutes)

Preceptor Insights

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