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. One of the first steps to becoming a preceptor is learning about the resources and support available within one's organization. This article offers tips to help preceptors prepare for and navigate the precepting experience.
Mary Catherine Loughran is an assistant professor and the coordinator of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, and Linda Koharchik is a clinical assistant professor and director of adjunct faculty and clinical affairs, both at Duquesne University School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA. Contact author: Mary Catherine Loughran, firstname.lastname@example.org. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.