This article is one in a series on the roles of adjunct clinical faculty and preceptors, who teach nursing students and new graduates to apply knowledge in clinical settings. In this article, the author discusses how nursing instructors influence the ethical development of students in the clinical setting.
Linda Koharchik is a clinical assistant professor and director of adjunct faculty and clinical affairs at Duquesne University School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA, where Jessica Devido and Manjulata Evatt are assistant professors. Eric Vogelstein is an assistant professor in both Duquesne University's School of Nursing and Department of Philosophy. At the time of this writing, Mark Crider was the assistant dean for administration and special reports at Duquesne University; he is now executive director and professor of nursing at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Harrisburg, PA, and president of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association. Contact author: Linda Koharchik, firstname.lastname@example.org. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.