Thank you for joining us at the UVA School of Nursing as an essential member of the educational team preparing the next generation of nurses for the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond. Your expertise, time, and coaching make a difference to these students. Working with you, students get to see expert clinicians translate knowledge, skills, and theory into clinical practice with patients and families.

Benefits of being a UVA School of Nursing preceptor with BSN and CNL students:

  • Satisfaction of mentoring future colleagues and sharing your expertise
  • Access to online UVA Health Sciences Library resources and publications upon request
  • A letter of thanks and a report indicating your precepted hours for your files and/or license and certification renewal
  • Access to continuing education programs
  • Eligible for the annual UVA SON Outstanding Nursing Student Preceptor Award
  • Opportunity for an honorary faculty appointment with the UVA School of Nursing
  • A chance to contribute to the profession and be a role model

Preceptor Orientation and Toolkit

Preceptors for BSN and CNL students, please review:

Submit a copy of your resume or update your preceptor profile annually here.

Complete the UVA SON Preceptor Agreement Form here.

Please note: preceptor resumes/CVs are kept on file to comply with program accreditation requirements. This information will not be shared with anyone other than our accrediting bodies.

Become a Preceptor

Interested in becoming a preceptor? Please complete the Preceptor Interest Form to let us know of your interest.

Requirements include a minimum of one year of experience as an RN and current state licensure. For preceptors with APRN students, the requirements include a minimum of one year experience, current state licensure, and national certification.

Preceptor Award

An annual award to recognize outstanding nursing student preceptors.

Through the Outstanding Nursing Student Preceptor Award, the UVA School of Nursing recognizes preceptors for their exceptional service and contributions to the education of UVA nursing students. Students are invited to submit nominations for the award annually, and the nominations are reviewed by a committee of SON faculty members.

Previous award recipients include:

  • 2018: Amy Gilchrist, Megan Mundy, Dawn Bourne
  • 2017: Angela Crawford-Crummett, Laima Lengel, Patricia Cobb
  • 2016: Laura Cromwell, Mary Messer
  • 2015: Elizabeth Guastella, Lindsay Middlemas

Recipients of the Lifetime Outstanding Nursing Student Preceptor Award:

  • Patricia Cobb
  • Grace Muro
  • Katherine Willard