Announcing 2023 Clinical Preceptors of the Year

Every year we’re proud to recognize our clinical preceptors. Preceptors play an integral part of nursing education in preparing the next generation of advanced practice registered nurses and advanced systems and population health experts. We are grateful have for their interest in and commitment to our academic programs. They demonstrate excellence in clinical practice and community service.

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Clinical Preceptors of the Year. Below some of them share their advice to nursing students.

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track
Michelle Nguyen-Levy DNP, ARNP

“Be diligent
Be humbled
Practice makes perfect.”





Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track
Megan Merritt PA-C

“Listen to patients, and try to identify their goal in seeking care. You can never assume anything!”





Family Nurse Practitioner Track
Kelly Gillespie MD, ABFM, FAAFP, FAWM

“Listen to your patients, treat them like you would want to be treated, and care for them and their concerns and they will think your the best provider ever.”




Nurse-Midwifery Track
Nicola A. Solvay CNM, ARNP

“Every single day as a student and every single day of the rest of your career is a learning opportunity. Approach each day with a humble desire to learn.”





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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care Track
Lindsay Van Houten DNP, ARNP





Woman smilingPediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Track
Allison Gallo DNP, ARNP, PPCNP-BC

“Be patient with yourself. This is a steep learning curve for anyone. The important thing to remember is always feeling safe. If you aren’t sure, ask. ”





Population Health and Systems Leadership Nursing Track Womans smiling
Dorene Hersh MN, RN


“Every nurse is a leader, and it doesn’t matter if that is in your title. We will not achieve health equity without the leadership of nursing.”





Man holding mugPsychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track
Noah Weatherton DNP, ARNP-PMHNP