Precepting Students with the College of Nursing

Preceptors play an important role in the education of our students. Our dedicated preceptors help us provide a rich learning environment for our students. Please check this page often for information about precepting students and the benefits of precepting for the College of Nursing.

Preceptors –

You can earn 12 CEUs by precepting one student for a minimum of 120 hours. This has been approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing, effective January 2018. The College of Nursing will send you a certificate confirming hours and student you were a preceptor for that serves as your documentation. 

If you are interested in becoming a preceptor for the University of Iowa College of Nursing, please email Angela Melsa Worrell, Clinical Program Coordinator at

Learn about the College of Nursing  

Learn about our academic programs

Opportunities for precepting

Precepting requirements

Preceptors may enjoy the following:

  • Invitation to preceptor appreciation events
  • Letters of reference upon request
  • Certificates of appreciation
  • Opportunities to network
  • Opportunities to teach
  • Opportunities to conduct research

Additionally, as a thank you, long-term preceptors with the University of Iowa College of Nursing may qualify for the following options:

  • Access to Hardin Health Sciences Library
  • Adjunct appointment
  • Access to faculty development seminars at the College of Nursing

Resources to consider:

Learn more about precepting at the University of Iowa College of Nursing
Meet the Clinical Coordinator