Preceptor Tool Box

New to clinical teaching? Looking for the latest resources? See our links below for more information.

Upcoming Conference

An Introduction to Integrative Techniques for Family Practice Providers
Nov. 1, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at UCSF Mission Bay

This conference aims to provide clinicians with information on successful complementary treatments for common conditions, including chronic pain. Through experiential learning, providers will practice techniques they can incorporate into their primary care practice. This conference is a joint collaboration between the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing and Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Funding provided by HRSA ANEW Grant.  Approved for 5.75 CME credits. Register by Oct. 27, 2019:

Getting Started

  • AANP toolkit: This powerpoint from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners details the benefits of being a preceptor, expectations, barriers, and strategies.
  • Partnering in nurse practitioner education: Welcome to Precepting FAQ This document from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) answers many questions for first-time preceptors.
  • Teaching in the Clinical Environment: This document from the Association for Medical Education in Europe is full of information on role definition, theory, and strategies.


  • NONPF video vignettes: These videos produced by the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties provide tips and examples of working with different types of learners in various settings.
  • Providing feedback video: This video from the University of Wisconsin illustrates strategies to use when giving constructive feedback.
  • Evaluation: Making it work This document shows why feedback and evaluation are so much more than “giving a grade.”



Keep checking back – we will be adding more resources in the future.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Gatewood, DNP, RN, FNP.