Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Preceptor Course Online CME Course



Course Director: Sally Heusinkvelt, DNP, APRN, CNP 

This course is designed to prepare new and experienced preceptors with the skills needed to serve in the clinical faculty role. The course contains nine modules of topics identified by Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences faculty that preceptors desire when working with students. Each module includes a pre and posttest, short article to read through, and a video to help you utilize the concepts when working with Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant students. You may work through the modules at your own pace, completing them at your convenience and refer back to them as you need to in the future.  


Target Audience

This course is designed for NP, PA, MDs from all practice areas.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Utilize structured communication techniques to deliver NP and PA student feedback on performance
  • Explain the process needed for preceptor documentation of NP and PA students in the electronic medical record
  • Describe methods to improve time management and efficiency when precepting students in a busy clinical practice
  • Review the legal and ethical considerations of precepting students

Utilization of this Mayo Clinic online (enduring materials) course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be in this course.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AAPA Category 1
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 5.00 ANCC
  • 5.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Disclosure Summary
As a provider accredited by Joint Accreditation Interprofessional Continuing Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Course Director(s), Planning Committee Members, Faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity.  Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place.  Faculty also will disclose any off label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation.  Disclosure of these relevant financial relationships will be published in activity materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentation.

Financial relationship(s):


No Financial relationship(s):

Course Director
Sally Heusinkvelt, DNP, APRN, CNP

Robert Adams, OPA-C
Jennifer A. Bold, APRN, CNP, DNP
Kathryn Cieslak, MS
Andy Herber, PA-C
Mike Huckabee, Ph.D.
Bradley S. Karon, MD., Ph.D.
Ryan Meverden, PA-C
Robin Molella, MD, MPH
Martha M. Scheckel, Ph.D., RN
Barb Timm, DNP, APRN, CNP

Reference to off-label usage(s) of pharmaceuticals or instruments in their presentation:


Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria.  This activity is designated for 5.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits.  Approval is valid until 6/5/2023. PAs should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. 


Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AAPA Category 1
  • 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 5.00 ANCC
  • 5.00 Attendance
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Access to online streaming course is available from the date of purchase until the course expires on April 30, 2023. Credit must be claimed within that time period.

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