Education DIMENSIONPrecepting Student Nurses In the Intensive Care UnitIhlenfeld, Janet T. PhD, RNAuthor Information At the time of writing this manuscript, Janet T. Ihlenfeld, PhD, RN, was a Professor of Nursing in the Department of Nursing, D'Youville College, Buffalo, New York. She was also a Contributing Editor for Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Vickie Miracle, EdD, RN, CCRN, CCNS, CCRC, 424 Eastgate Village Wynde, Louisville, KY 40223 ([email protected]). This article was originally published in DCCN, 2003;22(3):134-137. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: November 2007 - Volume 26 - Issue 6 - p 249-252 doi: 10.1097/01.DCC.0000297408.75478.f1 Buy Metrics AbstractIn Brief Nurses in critical care units are often asked to precept a student nurse. To make this a valuable learning experience, careful planning should be done. The preceptor and the nursing faculty member need to collaborate to plan and carry out the nursing experience. Precepting student nurses in ICU can be a challenge. This article offers insight into making this a positive experience for the student, faculty, and staff. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.