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Are you planning to be a preceptor for a CNS student this year?

Do you arrange clinical placements for CNS students?

Do you supervise CNS’s who serve as preceptors?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, be sure to check out the online self-study course, Developing Your Skills as a Clinical Nurse Preceptor, jointly provided by the Indiana University School of Nursing and the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Launched in 2016, this course provides 4 continuing nursing education contact hours specific to the role of a preceptor for clinical nurse specialist students.

It is separated into 3 modules:

  • ·        Organizing the Learning Experience,
  • ·        Engaging the Student,
  • ·        Providing Useful Feedback,

And it aims to provide new and experienced preceptors with tools and tips to have a successful clinical experience for both the preceptor and the student.

This course is a great way to support your preceptors and your CNS’s so that they can be well prepared in guiding the next generation of CNS’s into practice.  Academic faculty and administrators can help your preceptors meet preparation and orientation requirements of CCNE Standard II-E by enrolling them in this course as well!

Past participants report that the course is filled with great resources, real-life examples, is specific to the role of the CNS, and has useful downloadable tools to use with students.  The online delivery and self-pace allows you to complete the course within your own time frame and schedule.

Visit the course website for course preview, more information, and registration. NACNS members can receive a discounted registration rate upon request!

·        $129 per person - $99 NACNS member rate
To receive the member rate, email cenurse@iu.edu with your first and last name and member number. Please be sure to indicate in your e[mail that you are interested in receiving the member rate. We will confirm your membership status with NACNS and provide additional registration instructions. Please allow up to one week to receive a response and confirmation of membership status. 

A group rate is available for 5 or more individuals from the same organization, taking the course during the same 30-day timeframe. For more information about the group rate, contact us at cenurse@iu.edu, indicating interest in the group rate for the CNS preceptor course.

  • Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:
    1. Organize a student learning experience.
    2. Actively engage a student in appropriate learning experience.
    3. Provide useful and timely feedback and evaluation to students.



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