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AIC is looking for dedicated, passionate individuals to help shape the education of the next generation of family nurse practitioners. AIC’s online Family Nurse Practitioner programs are designed for working RNs to explore topics such as nursing research, policy and politics of healthcare, advanced concepts of health assessment, advanced concepts of pharmacology, and more. 

Guide the next generation of nurses

Are you looking to explore new avenues for giving back to the nursing community? Looking to act as a guiding hand and a beacon of inspiration for the healthcare workers of tomorrow? Nurses and doctors become preceptors for many reasons. Perhaps the most common is the opportunity to share their expertise with nursing students and witness their professional development in their own clinical settings. 

Benefits of becoming a preceptor include: 

  • Helping educate students is a way to train the next generation of nurses and pay forward the experience you had with your preceptor. 
  • Being a preceptor strengthens your own knowledge and reinforces your own experience. 
  • An AIC nursing education is focused on advocacy skills, expertise in organizational and health systems and critical thinking abilities to drive quality improvement. 
  • As a preceptor, you have the opportunity to give back to the field of healthcare, assist in creating change and help to inform the next generation of nurses. 
  • Preceptor hours can be applied toward recertification  

Contact Us

Your support of our FNP students and programs is greatly appreciated! If you or someone you know may be interested in providing clinical instruction for American International College and our students, please contact us:  

info@placement.keypathedu.com 

FNP CURRICULUM HIGHLIGHTS 

Nursing knowledge development, worldview and competencies of the advanced practice nurse are examined. The focus of this course is professional practice development, communication, leadership, team building and interdisciplinary collaboration. PREREQUISITE: None

Pharmacological management of adult/child onset acute and chronic illness is the focus of this course. Principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenomics will be examined. Cultural beliefs and practices for adult-onset illnesses related to medication management are analyzed. PREREQUISITE: NUR6040 

Health assessment of individuals and families are explored from the perspective of client-centered care, safety, cultural diversity, genomics and biopsychosocial principles. Laboratory practice is required. PREREQUISITES: NUR6040, NUR6041 

This course focuses on health assessment knowledge and skills needed by advanced practice nurses. The diagnostic reasoning skills needed for clinical reasoning in the advanced practice role are emphasized. Includes a clinical component to continue to develop and refine comprehensive health assessment skills. PREREQUISITE: NUR6042 

First in a series of six clinical management courses for nurse practitioners. The focus of the course is on the application of advanced pathophysiology concepts and clinical decision-making skills to interpret assessment data and develop diagnoses and treatment plans in primary care of adults. The integration of research and evidence-based practice, teaching/health promotion and consultation skills within the context of collaborative practice are emphasized. PREREQUISITES: NUR6510, NUR6510 

The focus is on the delivery of care to children and their families experiencing acute and chronic health problems. Continued emphasis on collaboration with the health care team in the implementation and the evaluation of accepted medical and nursing interventions used in the care of children. Effective use of skills required for clinical management, education, consultation, referral and follow-up are emphasized. Therapeutic interventions based upon evidenced-based research are integrated along with complementary and alternative healing approaches appropriate for children and their families with health care problems. PREREQUISITE: NUR6541 

Focus is on the delivery of care to women and their families experiencing acute and chronic health problems. Continued emphasis on collaboration with the health care team in the implementation and the evaluation of accepted medical and nursing interventions used in the care of women. Effective use of skills required for clinical management, education, consultation, referral and follow-up are emphasized. Therapeutic interventions based upon evidenced-based research are integrated along with complementary and alternative healing approaches appropriate for women and their families with health care problems. PREREQUISITE: NUR6550 

Opportunity to further develop leadership, research, teaching and consultation skills as a basis for advanced clinical practice. Practice issues are explored within the context of ethical and effective use of resources for beginning autonomous practice. The course focuses on the management of complex health issues experienced by older adults. PREREQUISITE: NUR6551 

Opportunity to further develop leadership, research, teaching and consultation skills as a basis for advanced clinical practice. Practice issues are explored within the context of ethical and effective use of resources for beginning autonomous practice. The course focuses on the management of complex health issues experienced by clients across the lifespan. Theoretical concepts of organizational systems and health care politics and policy are applied to the advanced practice setting to identify and solve complex health and systems problems. PREREQUISITE: NUR6560 

This course is a capstone experience in which the family nurse practitioner students continue to develop knowledge and expertise in the role as a primary care provider. Autonomy in clinical decision-making is emphasized. Family nurse practitioner students increase their levels of responsibility for independent client and family management in health promotion and disease prevention. PREREQUISITE: NUR6561 

The role of the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) and the concepts of primary care within a contemporary health care system will be explored. Issues related to the role of the APRN, regulation affecting practice, inter-professional collaboration, accountability and outcomes relevant to the APRN practice will be examined. PREREQUISITE: NUR6561 

What is a preceptor?  

A preceptor is an experienced licensed practitioner who provides professional instruction and supervision during clinical practice and facilitates the application of theory to practice for nursing students.  

What are the criteria for a physician or a physician assistant to become a preceptor?

A Preceptor must have an unencumbered license in the state of practice, certification in specialty and at least 1-2 years’ experience in specialty (if relevant), and must have been practicing at current site for at least three months 

What are the criteria for an A.P.R.N. to become a preceptor?  

  • Unencumbered license to practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (A.P.R.N.) in the state of practice  
  • Eligible to practice in an advanced practice role as deemed appropriate by the state’s Board of Nursing  
  • Board-certified as a nurse practitioner or A.P.R.N.  
  • Functioning as an advanced practice nurse in a primary care or approved specialty practice setting  
  • Minimum MSN degree 
  • 1-2 years’ minimum experience in specialty and certification in specialty 
  • Practicing at current site for at least three months 
  • Committed to providing quality patient encounters  

How do preceptors evaluate students?  

Preceptors have opportunities to provide immediate feedback as well as a more formal assessment of student performance in the form of evaluations.  

What is the time commitment?  

The time commitment varies by rotation. 

Dedicated Student Support

An AIC Enrollment Advisor can answer your questions and guide you through the application process. Click the button below to fill out a form and start the conversation.

Your advisor can help with:

  •   Admission Requirements
  •   Curriculum details
  •   Field placement
  •   Enrollment support
  •   Tuition costs
  •   Financial aid
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Elizabeth Comino, Enrollment Advisor at American International College
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