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Keywords

Nurse Practitioner Education, Preceptor Retention, Preceptor Rewards, Preceptor Volunteerism

 

Authors

  1. Gaynor, Beatrice
  2. Barnes, Hilary

Abstract

Abstract: Recruiting and retaining preceptors is a major challenge for nurse practitioner (NP) programs. The purpose of this project was to identify preceptor rewards that may foster NP preceptor recruitment and retention at one university. Seventy preceptors were surveyed regarding their reward preferences using rewards identified in the literature and among regional NP programs. The most preferred rewards included continuing education credits, professional growth opportunities, maintaining professional relationships with the university, and financial remuneration. To provide NP students with positive and effective clinical experiences, it is essential that NP program leaders understand preceptors' preferences and commit to preceptor support.