The Family Nurse Practitioner faculty are proud of our tradition of providing an education that integrates an excellent academic background with the equally important development of clinical skills. Over the years many outstanding clinical practitioners in the community have served as preceptors. This community emphasis broadens and strengthens the practicum portion of our students' education. It is our goal that the clinical experience be as enriching as possible for the students and the preceptors.
Our experience has shown that the clinical practicum is mutually beneficial for all concerned. The student is provided the opportunity to learn in a variety of practice settings with master's-prepared advanced practice nurses and physicians who are role models of exemplary practice. The preceptor is able to network with his or her other faculty colleagues, thus facilitating an exchange regarding issues of education, practice, and the enhancement of the nurse practitioner's role in society. We hope your affiliation with the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing will be both personally and professionally rewarding.
Clinical preceptors are important contributors to quality educational experiences for FNP students. We welcome professionals who are willing to share their knowledge and experiences with the future nurse practitioners of Illinois.