What Does a Preceptor Do?
As coach, mentor, and supervisor, a preceptor provides support as the student learns to put what they learned in the classroom into practice. Our preceptors work with faculty at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston to help teach and evaluate skills during our students’ clinical rotations. We maintain contracts with hundreds of clinical sites throughout the Houston area and Texas to give our students diverse and rigorous preparation to work in hospital, out-patient, and home-health settings.
Preceptors supervise one student at a time per clinical rotation, and no more than two students per semester. They model humanistic, holistic nursing care practice, critical thinking behaviors, and use of evidence-based nursing practice while assisting students with time management and patient care. Review Cizik School of Nursing’s BSN preceptor guidelines for full details.