Preceptor Portal

Preceptors and volunteer clinical faculty offer students individual perspectives and hands-on experience in a variety of health care settings and specialties. The cumulative effect of what these volunteers impart plays a significant role in the care any health system delivers.

  • Clinical preceptors are integral to the future of nursing.
    • They volunteer their time and energy, using education and training in an effort to assure that the profession grows and thrives.
    • They provide students with learning experiences that prepare them for the role of expert care provider.
  • Preceptors can advance their career by becoming a UCSF volunteer faculty, participating in CE opportunities, and collaborating on projects within the School of Nursing.
  • For more information, contact Clinical Placements Supervisor Tammy Ryan.

Why I Precept

What Makes a Great Preceptor?

Recognizing Our Preceptors

In honor of the critical contributions that preceptors make to advance student learning, the UCSF School of Nursing faculty are honoring one preceptor each month. The award recognizes an exceptional preceptor who consistently and effectively contributes to UCSF nursing students’ clinical education.

May 2024 preceptor of the month

Beverly Shoemaker, NNP, has been a neonatal nurse practitioner at UCSF for 30 years and has been a part of the School of Nursing for 25 of those years.

“Beverly has dedicated her career to improving patient outcomes through ongoing education of NPs, RNs and families," said Chrissy Smith, co-specialty coordinator of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner specialty. "We are grateful for the enthusiasm, high level of skill, intellect and compassion she brings, along with the expertise honed through years of dedication and engagement. She has been an inspiration to those that have been lucky to work alongside her.”

“Precepting students has been an important part of my clinical career,” Shoemaker said. “It is mentoring the new generation of nurse practitioners who will care for the smallest, sickest patients in a nursery. The NNP role is so vital to the excellent care that neonates receive.”

Preceptee Jessy Willse noted: “I was lucky enough to have Bev as an NNP preceptor at not one but two different NICUs. She was so supportive as I adapted to two very different learning environments, and really helped me learn to trust my foundational knowledge base. She is incredibly patient, kind and so smart. I wish I had more time with her!”

Read about other recipients of the School of Nursing Preceptor Awards