Advanced Practice Nurse Student Preceptors

APRN Preceptor Development at the University of Maryland School of Nursing

Development of Preceptor Skills: Precepting the APRN student

This hybrid program is designed for clinicians who have precepted, are currently precepting, or will precept Maryland advanced practice nursing (APRN) students in a variety of settings. It consists of:

  • seven online education modules you can participate in at your own pace
  • a two-hour onsite simulation session, offered monthly.

Course content focuses on:

  • preceptor roles and responsibilities
  • student learning styles
  • clinical teaching
  • critical thinking facilitation
  • cultural awareness
  • effective communication.

The simulation session provides an opportunity for you to synthesize what you learned throughout the program and apply it in a simulated clinical environment.

Nurses can receive up to 11 Continuing Education credits (CEs) for their participation.

Grant funding allows us to offer this program at no cost to a limited number of Maryland APRNs.

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Additional simulation session dates will be added monthly. If the options offered during registration do not meet your needs, please check back or contact pe.nursing@umaryland.edu.


Accreditation Statement

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

Criteria for Awarding Contact Hours

Participants may receive 11 contact hours from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) upon successful completion of this educational activity. Successful completion of this Continuing Education (CE) education activity for nurses is demonstrated by completing all online learning modules, attending the simulation session, completion of the online evaluation survey, and completion of the verification of attendance form. Partial credit is not provided. Participants receive a CE certificate via email from the University of Maryland School of Nursing approximately 2-4 weeks after submitting their request and required documentation.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Conflict of Interest: It is the policy of The University of Maryland School of Nursing to require our continuing nursing education activity (CE) faculty and planning committee members to disclose relationships with companies providing program funding or manufacturers of any commercial products discussed in the program. The planning committee and faculty involved in the CE activity did not report a financial relationship with any commercial interests that could influence the credits of this program.

Commercial Support: This educational activity has not received any form of commercial support.

Non-Endorsement of Products: The University of Maryland School of Nursing and the American Nurses Credentialing Center does not endorse the use of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


This program was developed with the assistance of a Nurse Support Program II grant administered by the Maryland Higher Education Commission and funded through the Health Services Cost Review Commission.

Opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Health Services Cost Review Commission, and no official endorsement should be inferred.