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Preceptor Rewards

For sharing your knowledge and expertise, we provide the following 'rewards' as a thank you for a valued service to our College and the community at large.

Voluntary Faculty Status

If you are a recurring preceptor with a Master’s Degree, you may qualify for Voluntary Faculty status. Please submit a letter of application and recent CV to the following address:

College of Nursing
750 E. Adams Street
Syracuse, NY-13210

For further information please contact Melissa Carr at CarrMe@upstate.edu or 315-464-3901.

Library Access

As a current preceptor for our students, you may be eligible for privileges at SUNY Health Sciences Library including a LEAP account for off-campus electronic access to library resources.

If you would like to be considered for the Off-Campus Electronic Library Access, please complete the online application. You will be notified of your status and eligibility pending review. Should you have questions or need for further assistance, please contact Pamela Bowman at 315 464-4276.

Workshops and Conferences

Preceptors may qualify to attend a continuing education conference at a reduced rate. Continuing education programs are offered by the College of Nursing throughout the year. Contact Melissa Carr, Director of Clinical Placement, for further information.

View upcoming conferences at Current Classes, Workshops & Conferences.

Preceptor Recognition

The College of Nursing believes that preceptors deserve to be recognized and acknowledged for their contributions in supporting and extending nurse practitioner students in their learning. Annual recognition will be given to community and regional preceptors based on student feedback and clinical faculty recommendation. If chosen as a recipient, you may be asked to submit a digital photo. For more information, please contact Patty Powers at powersp@upstate.edu.

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
— Albert Schweitzer

Contact Hours for National Re-certification

Acting as a preceptor counts toward your contact hours for national re-certification! Upon receipt of the Student Evaluation Form (with completed hours), the Coordinator for Clinical Placement will forward the ANCC Re-certification Form to you for submission (with completed hours and signature from Upstate Medical University). For further assistance, please contact Faculty Staff Assistant, Pam Bowman at bowmanp@upstate.edu or call at (315) 464-4276.