This article is the first in a new quarterly series on the roles of adjunct clinical faculty and preceptors, who teach nursing students to apply knowledge in clinical settings. Topics will include the preparation of clinical instructors and preceptors for these roles, the student evaluation process, and overcoming challenges that can come with teaching in the clinical field and with adjunct teaching.
A new series on the roles of adjunct clinical faculty and preceptors begins with a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks of the position—and why it&s crucial to nursing education.
Linda Koharchik is a clinical assistant professor and director of adjunct faculty and clinical affairs at Duquesne University School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA. Contact author: firstname.lastname@example.org. The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.