Shape the Next Generation of Nurses 

Elmhurst University Department of Nursing and Health Sciences is in search of nurses and nurse practitioners in a variety of disciplines. Preceptors are valuable health care providers who share their experience and help mentor nursing students by providing real-world learning opportunities and experiences in a clinical setting.

As an Elmhurst preceptor, you will be working with nursing students who have been educated at the highest level of academic excellence. You’ll help students launch their second career in nursing and give back to the profession in which you received mentorship. In fact, many preceptors describe a feeling of pride in giving back and find that there’s nothing quite as satisfying as paying it forward.

Elmhurst University’s Department of Nursing and Health Services is dedicated to increasing diversity in nursing and prides itself on providing educational opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Our distance ABSN program is an immersive educational experience that is delivered by a passionate, supportive faculty who values personal growth, human rights and social justice.

Our students are bright and engaged achievers who want to reach their full potential, and all aspects of our academic programming are designed to foster their success. That’s why we believe preceptors are an extension of our team and play an essential role in the education of our students.

Distance ABSN Preceptors

Our distance ABSN program is currently designed for individuals who want a fast-paced, immersive program to change careers and become a bachelor’s prepared nurse. We welcome you to share your expertise and experience to help mentor our distance ABSN nursing students by providing real-world learning opportunities within your practice. Preceptors have the opportunity to support students up to 674 clinical rotation hours.

Accelerated BSN Curriculum Sample

NRS 309 Adult Health I

Focuses on theories, principles and processes for adult populations experiencing common health problems within priority areas of care. Emphasis is on nursing care of the older adult. A systems framework is used to discuss clinical prevention and patient-centered care for select chronic care issues, including end of life. Introduces methods for evidence-based decision making to support the role of provider of care. Beginning leadership skills and ethical practice in promoting optimal care outcomes in acute and community-based systems are fostered. Includes supervised laboratory experiences and clinical practicum.

NRS 315 Adult Health II

Focuses on theories, principles and processes for care of adults from diverse populations experiencing select acute, chronic and complex health problems. A systems framework facilitates integration of knowledge from previous nursing and science courses. The roles of provider and designer of nursing care are developed. Application of evidence-based methods for use in decision-making support basic leadership skills and ethical practice in promoting optimal outcomes. Includes a supervised clinical practicum in a variety of settings.

NRS 316 Family Health: Childrearing

Focuses on theories, principles and processes related to care of the child from infancy through adolescence within the context of family. Using a systems framework, delivery of family-focused nursing care emphasizes clinical prevention, health promotion and health restoration. Influences of genetics, environment and social policies on family and child health nursing roles are considered. Provider, designer and manager of care roles are developed. Basic leadership skills and ethical practice are fostered in a supervised clinical practicum in a variety of settings.

NRS 409 Family Health: Child Bearing

Focuses on theories, principles and processes related to reproductive health from early to older adulthood within the context of family. Using a systems framework, family-focused patient-centered care addresses perinatal, women’s and men’s health. Clinical prevention, genomics and end-of-life issues are examined. Provider, designer and manager-of-care roles in ethical practice with vulnerable populations are developed. Basic leadership skills are demonstrated through values clarification and conflict management in family-centered clinical decision making and management of care outcomes in a supervised clinical practicum in a variety of settings.

NRS 411 Synthesis: Adult Health III Complex Care

Focuses on synthesis of theories, principles and processes in nursing roles of provider and designer/manager/coordinator of care in complex health care systems. Care for diverse groups of patients with multisystem health problems is addressed. Emphasis is on increasing autonomy and collaborative leadership in interprofessional teams, ethical practice and achievement of safe and quality care outcomes. Includes practice in a supervised clinical practicum.

What Are the Benefits of Precepting?

Many nurses become preceptors for the rewards of sharing their expertise and knowledge and for the satisfaction of seeing nurses develop professionally. Elmhurst students are experienced, committed and quality professionals you can trust to provide exceptional care for your patients.

Other benefits of precepting include:

  • Teaching new students is your opportunity to pay forward the dedication of your own preceptor.
  • Teaching reinforces and strengthens your own knowledge.
  • Students are taught the most up-to-date clinical best practices, so sharing knowledge when precepting is often a two-way street.

Precepting is your opportunity to shape a new generation of nurses, influence real change in health care and give back to the profession.

Contact Us

Your support of our students and programs is greatly appreciated. If you or someone you know may be interested in precepting, please contact: placement@onlinenursingdegrees.elmhurst.edu