Fort Hays State University > About FHSU > Academic Divisions > College of Health and Life Sciences > Department of Nursing > Preceptor Orientation
We're glad you chose to visit the Fort Hays State University FNP
Preceptor site. I would like to thank you for sharing your expertise
and valuable time with our Family Nurse Practitioner Students. Please
feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail if you have any questions,
comments or concerns.
Please review the following. If you have any questions or comments about being a preceptor, please contact Dorothy Ochs at (785) 628-5660 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Or contact the Graduate Nursing Office at (785) 628-4327.
Preceptor Orientation contains the following sections.
A preceptor serves the
Department of Nursing as a part-time clinical facilitator for graduate
nursing students. A preceptorship appointment has no remuneration from
the Department of Nursing.
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Each preceptor and the faculty members work collaboratively in the education and evaluation of the student. The faculty member retains the primary responsibility for the education and evaluation of the student. The preceptor is expected to contribute to the attainment of selected objectives of the Department of Nursing by:
The Department of Nursing has adopted the following Core Philosophy. This Core Philosophy provides a basis for the undergraduate nursing and the graduate nursing philosophical statements.HUMAN: The human is the focus of interest for the disicipline of nursing. Humans are consiered das individuals and as aggregates or groups within a holistic framework.ENVIRONMENT: Environment is a dynamic interplay among political, economical, technological, societal, and other influences in which a human, aggregates and/or groups interact concerning health care, health care delivery and/or systems.HEALTH: Health is a dynamic, pandimensional state of being uniquely defined within a cultural context by individuals, aggregates, or society. Health is a focus of nursing attention, not as an end in itself, but as a means to life that is meaningful and manageable.NURSING: Nursing is a unique body of science influencing the health of humans. The implementation of nursing science and the art of nursing is nursing practice. Therefore, nursing is a blend of both science and art.LEARNING: Learning is a uniquely active process of lifelong growth that endures over time and includes multiple ways of knowing. The learner uses personal motivation and accepts responsibility to continue inquiry and develop competence.BACCALAUREATE NURSING EDUCATION combines courses in the liberal arts along with courses in nursing theory and practice to prepare students to become entry level professional nurse generalists.
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The Department of nursing philosophical statements for Human, environment, health and nursing also are used for the Graduate Nursing Program.
Learning is the art or process of acquiring knowledge and skill that include but are not limited by investigation, instruction, practice, and experience. Learning is an active internal process. Learning is not limited by, but may include, change of behavior, attitude or thinking. The motivation to learn and the rewards of learning are complementary and dynamic. Learning is a lifelong process that involves the development of human potential.
Graduate nursing education builds upon the knowledge and competencies that characterize baccalaureate education in nursing. Graduate Nursing Studies curriculum integrates theory and research from nursing and related disciplines. Acquiring advanced nursing knowledge provides the foundation for mastery of advanced nursing. the nursing master's curriculum provides the foundation for doctoral studies in nursing.
There are five apprenticeship Family Nurse Practitioner experiences. Students
work with Expert Practitioners for these courses. These experiences are in
Health Care agencies in a student's United States geographical location. Students
work with Dorothy Ochs to plan these experiences.