Preceptors mentor students to help ensure that each student is prepared to enter the profession. Preceptors and students are paired within the clinical environments where the preceptors are employed.
At the UF College of Nursing, our motto is Gator Nurses Care, Lead and Inspire. What better way to do all three than become a nursing preceptor? Precepting future Gator Nurses is a more than a leadership role: You can give back to the profession by training and supporting students in a meaningful and powerful way. The College of Nursing has the No. 1 ranked DNP program in the state of Florida and No. 15 among publics nationally, and No. 25 in the nation for all DNP programs according to U.S. & World Report. As the first nurse practitioner program in the state, the College of Nursing holds true to its mission to provide excellent personalized nursing care, generate research and scholarship that have an impact on practice and prepare graduates who care, lead and inspire. Engage with these students in a way that will help set a strong foundation for practice as an APRN. Together we can help make the next generation of Gator Nurses the best yet.
— RENE LOVE, PHD, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN | ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS FOR GRADUATE CLINICAL EDUCATION