Become a Preceptor

Mentor the next generation of nurses

Preceptors are experienced professionals who help guide the next generation of nurses, nurse leaders, and nurse educators from educational settings into the workplace. We consider community-based preceptors essential to the success of our students, and highly value those willing to step into the role.

IU School of Nursing seeks capstone preceptors for our BSN students, as well as MSN program preceptors.

Become a BSN capstone preceptor

Are you interested in helping senior nursing students make a successful transition to professional nursing role?

IUSON’s capstone program strives to offer experiences for students in all inpatient and outpatient areas, ambulatory clinics, nursing support services, community health, occupational health sites, school nurses, and other healthcare areas—anywhere a BSN-prepared nurse can practice.

All first time preceptors receive training specific to the capstone program in either a live face-to-face class or online. Contact hours are given for completing training.

Preceptor Qualifications

  • Current Indiana licensure
  • BSN degree
  • Works a minimum of 112 hours over 6 weeks
  • Past preceptor experience preferred but not required
  • Involved in decision to become a preceptor
  • Works willingly with students
  • Has a recommendation from a manager

 Find out more about becoming a BSN capstone preceptor