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RN-BSN Preceptors

First and foremost I would like to thank you for agreeing to work with our students.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr once said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?”  We could not build a better workforce and nurses could not achieve their goals without nurses like you – Thank you!

The student is required to work/shadow you for a total of 40 hours.  The goal of the course is to expose the student to various leadership and management practices and situations.  When possible, allow them to work directly with you as you make decisions, complete reports, attend meetings, etc. Provide as much exposure as possible to the world of leadership and management.

The student will also be required to complete a clinical project.  This project should address a real-world problem or need in your department.  The student does NOT need to implement the project, this is more about the process of problem-solving with evidence than project implementation.  Examples include research and development of a needed in-service for staff, research, and development of a form or flowsheet or new policy or the revision of an existing policy.

I have attached the syllabus, clinical project log, clinical project information, and student/preceptor evaluation forms for your review.

Lastly, one of the RN to BSN faculty will be in contact with you to follow-up on the student's progress.  Please feel free to be forthcoming, open, and honest.  Your honest evaluation is invaluable to the growth of the student.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me.  I look forward to working with you this semester.


Amanda Criswell, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, NEA-BC
Course Coordinator
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing, UMMC
2500 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39120

RN-BSN Preceptor files:

N461 RN-BSN Syllabus (.pdf)

Clinical project log (.pdf)

Clinical project information (.pdf)

Preceptor's evaluation of student (.pdf)

Student's evaluation of preceptor (.pdf)