Preceptors are an integral part of nursing education at IUPUC. Preceptors are teachers, mentors, and advocates for student nurses. They help students build skill, competence, critical thinking ability, and personal confidence.

Nursing students greatly benefit by learning from and developing relationships with practicing RNs. Preceptors provide students with valuable professional perspectives, like engaging with and caring for a variety of patient populations to understand the full scope of nursing practice. They also model best nursing practice and behavior that students observe as part of their clinical experience.

In addition, participating in a preceptorship may help you meet clinical ladder and career advancement requirements in your workplace.


If you are interested in serving as an IUPUC nursing preceptor, we would like to talk with you! To be considered for a preceptorship, you must

  • Have at least three years of experience as a licensed RN
  • Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree
  • Complete required training online or onsite


Preceptor training can be completed in two ways:

  1. Online modules
  2. In-person training onsite at your facility

To request onsite training, please call 812.348.7250 or e-mail