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 practitioners 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 — 90% 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 5603 - Principles of Care Management, Diagnostics and Common Procedural Interventions in Primary Care

Development and expansion of foundational knowledge including differential diagnosis, diagnostics, and lab interpretation. Focus on cost-effective healthcare delivery, prescriptive authority, and common procedural skills in primary care.

3 Credit Hours, 15 Lab Hours

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, all the while equipping students with the expertise needed to assume leadership roles promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. The updated, contemporary curriculum meets the new AACN Essential Standards, preparing students for board certification and safe entry-level practice. Preceptors have the opportunity to support students for up to 585 clinical rotations hours.


NURS 5303 - Primary Care Management of Common Acute Illnesses Across the Lifespan

Acute illnesses seen in the primary care setting. Critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning, and integration of evidence for patient management. Treatment of acute illness across the lifespan.

3 Credit Hours

NURS 5493 - Primary Care Disease and Restorative Health Practicum I

Application of management strategies while building core competencies in the clinical setting. Focus on delivery of quality, cost-effective care across the lifespan.

3 Credit Hours, 180 Direct Patient Care Clinical Hours

NURS 5665 - Chronic Disease & Restorative Health Practicum II

Clinical application of care management plans by the Family Nurse Practitioner. Focus on delivery of health care to patients with chronic disease and on restorative health.

5 Credit Hours, 300 Direct Patient Care Clinical Hours

NURS 5705 - Primary Care Disease Management Across the Lifespan Practicum III

Application of culminating concepts and knowledge to advance transition to the role of entry-level Family Nurse Practitioner. Focus on cost-effective, holistic, person-centered care across the lifespan.

5 Credit Hours, 300 Direct Patient Care Clinical Hours

Contact Us

Your support of our students and programs is greatly appreciated. If you or someone you know may be interested in precepting, please contact


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.