clinical site visits, family nurse practitioner program, graduate nursing education, nurse practitioner students, preceptors



  1. Johnson, Ragan DNP, FNP
  2. O'Brien, Tara PhD, RN, CNE
  3. Emerson, Stacy EdD, FNP, CNE
  4. Reed, Laura DNP, FNP


Clinical site visits are important for evaluating graduate nursing students' clinical success. This descriptive study surveyed family nurse practitioner preceptors' perceptions of modalities for conducting site visits. Results indicated that preceptors believe faculty should make at least 1 face-to-face site visit to observe a student during the semester. No preference for telephone or mobile technology for conducting site visits was identified. The study provides important considerations when designing guidelines for faculty site visits.