Successful and smiling Texas Woman's University Preceptor,Become a preceptor for the online graduate nursing program at Texas Woman's University. Enhance the education of aspiring advanced practice nurses while furthering the nursing profession.

We're seeking nurse practitioner and physician preceptors from across the country in various disciplines, including:

  • Primary care
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Emergency medicine

One of the many advantages of distance learning programs is that students can study the didactic portion of their coursework online from wherever they live. Once the student is prepared to enter the clinical portion of the curriculum, we look locally in their community for the appropriate sites that will meet their requirements.

Contribute to a Top Graduate Nursing Program

Texas Woman's University offers one of the top graduate nursing programs in the country. Our dedicated and experienced faculty and staff facilitate a quality and transformative learning experience that prepares candidates to meet the growing need for primary care nurse practitioners. Students are astute and motivated to achieve their fullest potential — 99% have passed their licensure exam.

We are committed to fostering supportive and immersive learning opportunities. That's why we recognize preceptors as an extension of our team. As a preceptor, you'll play an essential role in educating the next generation of nurse practitioners.

Why Become a Preceptor?

Precepting is your opportunity to shape a new generation of nurses, influence real change in health care and give back to the profession. Texas Woman's University students are experienced, committed and qualified professionals you can trust to provide exceptional care for your patients.

The benefits of precepting include:

  • Helping nurses achieve professional growth — Share your valuable knowledge and expertise as you guide students through real-life learning opportunities.
  • Reinforcing and strengthening your knowledge — Students learn current clinical best practices, so knowledge-sharing is often a two-way street.
  • Enjoying the satisfaction of "paying it forward" — Give back to the profession in which you received mentorship when you were a student.

Become a Preceptor Today!

NURS 5013 - Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice

Examine, critique and evaluate a variety of theories that provide the basis for the practice of nursing. Explore the application and use of appropriate theories to nursing practice and research with a focus on the cyclical nature of theory, research and practice in health care.

Texas Woman's University Online Graduate Nursing Program in Need of Preceptors

Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner

The online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program is uniquely designed for BSN-prepared nurses seeking to expand their role by becoming an FNP. The program educates students to deliver quality health care that supports the entire patient experience. It emphasizes patient well-being, professional behavior and clinical mastery. Students develop advanced health care knowledge, research skills, and clinical capabilities while gaining a multifaceted perspective of the wellness of patients, their families, and communities. Preceptors have the opportunity to support students for up to 585 clinical rotations hours.


NURS 5024 - Research and Quality Improvement in Nursing

Focus on the application of research and quality improvement initiatives in the clinical setting, including problem identification, determination of the evidence supporting available data for nursing practice, and development of strategies for incorporating research and quality-driven changes in practice.

NURS 5003 - Health Policy and Promotion

Provides a foundation for advanced nursing practice using principles of health policy advocacy, health promotion and disease prevention in individuals and communities. Examines the application of policy processes and system-level strategies to address national and community-level health problems and the influence of regulatory, legislative and public policy on various client populations.

NURS 5002 - Advanced Practice Nursing Role

Apply knowledge about the advanced nursing scope of practice, health policy and healthcare delivery as they relate to functioning as an effective healthcare professional. Examine the impact of health care policy, health care organizations, and health care reimbursement on the advanced practice nurse. 

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Preceptor FAQ's

What is a preceptor?

A preceptor is an experienced and licensed practitioner who provides professional instruction and supervision during clinical practice, and facilitates the application of theory to practice for nursing students.

What are the criteria to become a preceptor?
  • Current licensure as a physician or nurse practitioner in the state in which you practice.

  • Commitment to providing guidance and teaching in the area of expertise.

  • Practice in primary care or formula practice (i.e., OB, pediatrics, geriatrics, emergency medicine).

  • Philosophy of health care congruent with that of Texas Woman's University College of Nursing.

How do preceptors evaluate students?

Preceptors have the opportunity to provide immediate feedback and a more formal assessment of student performance in the form of written evaluations.

What is the time commitment?

The time commitment varies by program and clinical rotation.