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  1. Yonge, Olive PhD, RN
  2. Hagler, Paul PhD
  3. Cox, Cheryl MBA, BSP
  4. Drefs, Shawn MSc, BSc


Fourth year baccalaureate nursing students were surveyed to determine their perceptions of the preceptorship experience. Results indicated that students highly valued and enjoyed their preceptorship experiences. However, issues related to choice, finances, and role of the administration were identified. There is a need (a) to reexamine the organization and coordination of placements, (b) to understand the potential personal and financial burden on students during placements, and (c) to develop mechanisms to reduce obstacles for students that may compromise successful and meaningful preceptorship placements.