School of Nursing

October 30, 2020

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Clinical Preceptors!

Preceptors are a unique combination of clinical coach, counselor, educator, and cheerleader. They volunteer to provide clinical oversight as advanced nursing students move from classroom to bedside.

It is one thing to talk in a classroom about elements of patient care; it is another to put all that has been taught into practice. A very important part of the reason for that has to do with the fact that nursing is a complex human endeavor. It involves cognitive as well as physical skills and involves being able to “read” a patient the way a great performer can read a room.

Preceptors are nurses who have a deep interest in “paying it forward” by helping the next generation of nurses to be highly effective clinicians. At the same time, preceptors carry with them a memory of all the doubts, questions, concerns, and uncertainties that were with them as they assumed responsibility for each patient.

Part of what preceptors do is encourage their students to work through challenges, believe in themselves, and adapt to varying situations.

Preceptors give generously and selflessly. They believe in nursing, and in their ability to make a difference for those with whom they partner.

We are very grateful to all those who are part of our preceptor network. Each year, we select a few preceptors as Clinical Preceptors of the Year. They are people who have in various ways distinguished themselves.

The 2019-2020 Clinical Preceptors of the Year are:

ASPEN LARIVERIE – Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

MARYAM YADZI – Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

BRENDA BEDNAR – Nurse Midwifery

DARA CARLSON – Family Nurse Practitioner

KELLYE CAMPBELL – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

WENNY QIU – Population Health Nursing

JENNIFER HANNON – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Learn more about our 2020 Preceptors of the year here and to learn more about becoming a UW School of Nursing preceptor, visit our website or contact Professor Hilaire Thompson.