Precept UMSON Students

a student talks with their preceptor in a hallway

We are always looking to partner with new preceptors for clinical experiences and site representatives for practicum and project experiences.

Ready to become a preceptor?

Simply fill out our Preceptor Inquiry Form and a member of the student placements team will be in touch with you.

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At the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) we offer an accredited, comprehensive curriculum taught by highly experienced faculty members in lecture, small classroom, online, and simulation environments.

Experiential learning through clinical, practicum, and project rotations allows students to:

  • assess and diagnose patients under the guidance of accomplished nursing and medical professionals
  • practice leadership methodologies and learn health care policy
  • address public health shortages for an ever-growing diverse patient population
  • help develop innovative healthcare technology solutions
  • participate in interprofessional collaboration.

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Why precept a UMSON student?

As a preceptor, you will:

  • work with students from U.S. News & World Report top-ranked programs, who our current preceptors and site representatives boast are the most prepared and professional students for field rotations
  • create a pipeline of potential future colleagues already familiar with your unit/practice and patient population
  • continue the lifelong learning process while enhancing the health care community.

The Student Placements team will work with you from requesting a rotation through onboarding to ensure a seamless overall experience.

Benefits of Becoming a Preceptor/Site Representative

  • Use your preceptor hours for re-certification.
  • Receive the Maryland State Preceptor Tax Credit
  • Become eligible for the Annual Preceptor Award, given to one exemplary preceptor or site representative each year that is nominated by our students.
  • Receive a personalized thank-you letter verifying your precepted hours.
  • Gain on-campus access to the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Health Sciences and Human Services library.
  • Post to the UMSON job board at no cost.
  • Receive referrals! Nurses that you precept are likely to refer patients to you in the future.
  • Apply for faculty associate status (see below).

Faculty Associate Status:

After working with students for multiple, consecutive semesters, you can apply for faculty associate status, a title recognizing the hard work you do in partnership with the School — and a useful resume builder! 

Faculty associates receive two vouchers valid for one day of a conference or continuing education program offered through the School of Nursing's Office of Professional Education.

Preceptor/Site Representative Resources

The Essential Competencies of Preceptors: A Focus on Working with APRN Students
Develop your precepting skills with free online education modules. The online program is designed for clinicians who have precepted, are currently precepting, or will precept advanced practice nursing (APRN) students in a variety of settings.

Essential Competencies of Preceptors: A Focus on Working with Nursing Students
A learning program that focuses primarily on the preceptor-preceptee relationship within an academic, clinical learning experience, and can be applied at many levels in the nursing education sequence.

Preceptor Expectation Checklist and the Faculty Expectation Checklist
The National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) collaborated to develop a free tool that uses evidence-based suggestions to promote a healthy, ongoing relationship and reduce barriers experienced by the clinical preceptor, NP faculty, or NP student. 

5 Tips for Precepting Students
These tips from nurses who have precepted UMSON students can help you make precepting the best experience possible — for both of you.

Contact the Clinical Placements Team

If you are interested in precepting a student, please fill out our Preceptor Inquiry Form.

Otherwise, questions can be directed to the appropriate staff members below.

Staff MemberContact for ...
 

Kristy Novak
Associate Director, Student Placements
Email: knovak@umaryland.edu
Phone: (410) 706-0163

DNP clinical rotations for DNP with specialty students (excluding CRNAs)
 

Theresa Di Seta
Assistant Director, Student Placements for Partnership Development and Community Health
Email: tdiseta@umaryland.edu 

BSN/CNL community placements
  Stella Moshonisiotis
Assistant Director, Student Placements
Email: smoshonisiotis@umaryland.edu 
Phone: (410) 706-0833
Graduate (DNP, MSN, and certificates) non-clinical rotations (practicum and project)  
  Jamie Haines
Assistant Director, Student Placements
Email: jhaines@umaryland.edu
Phone: (410) 706-7686
Entry-to-practice (BSN and CNL) practicum rotations 
  Alex Snow
Graduate Coordinator
Email: asnow@umaryland.edu 
Phone: (410) 706-4389
Graduate (DNP and MSN) onboarding paperwork, STEPS management, compliance questions 
 

LaShaun Robinson-Ruiz
Clinical Placement Coordinator
Email: robinson-ruiz@umaryland.edu
Phone: (410) 706-4575

Entry-to-practice (BSN and CNL) group clinical rotation coordination and onboarding  

38%

of graduate nursing students take a job with a site where they completed an experiential learning rotation

122 

active faculty associates, a title recognizing those who work with students for multiple, consecutive semesters

Interested in becoming a preceptor?