Preceptor and Student

Precepting at the UR School of Nursing

Our network of nearly 600 preceptors across New York state plays an essential role in educating our students across multiple graduate programs. We thank you for your commitment to preparing future generations of advanced practice nurses and health care leaders, ready to take on the challenges of today’s health care system.



Why Be a Preceptor?

Being a preceptor is a mutually rewarding experience. Our preceptors work with the brightest and most dedicated nursing and health care students. We work hard to match you with a student who will be a good fit within your practice.

UR School of Nursing preceptors also enjoy the following benefits:

Potential for Adjunct or Clinical Appointment
Verification of Precepting Hours for Recertification
Annual Preceptor Workshop (CEU Credits)
Opportunity to Network
Clinical Site and Preceptor Coordination
Flexibility to Choose When to Precept
Support from Faculty

Become a Preceptor

Are you ready to take the next step in helping to develop future generations of nurses or health care leaders? The UR School of Nursing is in need of highly-qualified clinicians from across the Western New York region with a minimum of one-year experience as an NP, CNM, or MD/DO.

Become a Preceptor

Meet Our Preceptors

Ann Syrett

Ann Syrett, MS, FNP-BC, ACHPN

Nurse practitioner for Inpatient Adult Palliative Care team
Strong Memorial Hospital

"For those considering precepting, I would encourage them to do it! Sharing your time and knowledge with future providers is a meaningful and worthwhile endeavor!"

Brian Caldwell

Brian Caldwell, MS, RN, AGPCNP-BC

Adult geriatric nurse practitioner
St. Ann’s Community

"I choose to precept because it is an honor and privilege to lead, educate, mentor, and advise future advance practice nurses in our wonderful profession."

Becky Meritt

Becky Meritt, RN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner,
Hillside Family of Agencies

"I place a great value on the role of the psychiatric NP and having a student with me to share in my values provides me with even more enthusiasm about mental health care as a whole."

Michael Mendoza

Michael Mendoza, MD, MPH, MS, FAAFP

Commissioner of Public Health
Monroe County Health Department

"Precepting is an investment, in yourself and in the future of our field and of our respective professions."

Gwen Delany

Gwen Delany, MS, RN, ACNP-BC, ANP

Nurse practitioner
Strong Memorial Hospital

"Nurse practitioners are now doing more than ever. I want to be part of that growth and help develop the future."

Karen Abbas

Karen Abbas, MS, RN, AOCN, RN-BC

Senior Nurse Educator
Wilmot Cancer Center

"I love inspiring the next generation and I learn a lot from them as well as it has been a while since I was in school – they have new ideas and fresh perspectives."

Where We Are

Clinical Sites across New York

We work with a network of nearly 600 preceptors at clinical sites across New York state. Explore the map to see active clinical sites for our Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education, and Leadership programs.