Graduate Preceptor Sites

Student Requirement

Certain graduate courses require students to participate in a clinical preceptorship. A clinical preceptorship is a supervised clinical experience which provides the opportunity for students to apply knowledge gained in the theory portion of the graduate program to clinical practice.

As an enrolled student, you will learn the specific details about your preceptorships in your Blackboard course site. Your faculty, clinical coordinator, and support team will partner with you to successfully complete your clinical hours.

Some examples of students' preceptor sites include:

  • Family practice offices
  • Internal medicine practices
  • Pediatrician offices
  • OB/GYN outpatient offices
  • Midwifery centers
  • Free community health care clinics
  • Federally qualified healthcare centers
  • Hospital and medical centers (Not applicable to FNP students)
  • County health departments
  • Fertility and reproductive health centers
  • Wellness centers
  • Cancer centers
  • Public schools
  • Convenient Care Clinics/Walk-in Clinics
  • University student health centers
  • Hospice
  • Nursing homes
  • Correctional facilities
  • Police departments (Not applicable to the FNP Students)

Become a Preceptor for Graduate Students

If you are intereste to become a preceptor, please fill out our preceptor inquiry form.

Pursue Bigger Goals While Giving Back

Being a preceptor has many benefits, including:

  • Advance on your employer's career ladder
  • Renew your APRN or DO national board certification with completion of precepted hours
  • Receive tax credits in your state: eligibility required
  • Bring expertise to a new generation of advanced practice nurses
  • Gain personal satisfaction by instilling values-driven education
  • Include Duquesne University's respected name on your resume/CV for future career advancement

Learn more about becoming a preceptor for our graduate students.