Date of Graduation

Winter 12-13-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


School of Nursing and Health Professions




DNP Completion

First Advisor

Dr. Alexa Curtis

Second Advisor

Dr. Brian Budds


Problem: The Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) workforce pipeline is dependent on clinical training opportunities. Clinician providers are encouraged to precept students but rarely are offered support tools to ensure a successful process. Lack of adequate support can result in a suboptimal outcome for the APC students.

Context: Clinician preceptors in a large healthcare organization looking to build a robust APC pipeline to support future patient populations.

Interventions: Preceptor materials were developed and delivered to clinical preceptors to help them successfully precept advanced practice clinician students during their clinical rotations. This material consisted of 20 microlearning modules to help clinicians improve their precepting skillset.

Measures: Project outcomes examined the precepting experience through preceptor feedback on the usefulness of the microlearning modules and was obtained through surveys offered at the end of each microlearning video as well as a general preceptor pilot survey.

Results: 14 preceptors from the pilot group responded with a greater than 60% favorable rating of the microlearning video modules. The student response improved after the pilot group preceptors were provided education through comments stated by the students that 100% would apply for positions with the organization.

Conclusion: Clinician engagement with the videos microlearning modules was minimal, but the feedback on the videos themselves was favorable to the microlearning platform and quality. APC student experience improved with the implementation of preceptor support systems. Future programs should look for better ways to reach out to clinicians for a more robust engagement process.