It is Bethel University's policy that students should not be contacting you directly for placement into your service. Initial contact should come from either our Program Director or the Clinical Coordinator requesting your participation with clinical teaching at Bethel University. If there is not a contract already established with Bethel University, our Clinical Coordinator will coordinate with the individual who has authority to sign contracts for your site to prepare an agreement between our two institutions. This is usually a fairly straightforward process.
Benefits for Preceptors - A Valued Partner
Bethel University preceptors are extremely valuable to our Nurse-Midwifery program. We recognize that each of our preceptors has a unique set of qualities and interests related to our profession, and we invite you to share with our faculty any potential guest lecture interests you may have. We cannot begin to thank you for your commitment to our students. Preceptors will receive the following benefits:
- Guest lecturer/presentation opportunities to our students (enhance personal CV as desired)
- Bethel University Library privileges (online access)
- ACNM CEU from AMCB for the time you spend as a preceptor (ACMB CEU Policy)
Required Documentation of All Preceptors
For accreditation purposes, Bethel University will need to verify certain documentation. Please use this list as a checklist of documents we need to verify of anyone who will be serving as a preceptor to a Bethel University nurse-midwifery student. We will request the following from you when we vet your site or onboard you as a new preceptor:
- RN license
- CNM license
- Advanced Practice Registered Nurse license (in states where APRN status is recognized)
- Documentation of certification and enrollment in the ACMB Certificate Maintenance Program (CMP)
- Participation in vetting of clinical site for new practices particpating in precepting nurse-midwifery students
- Signed copy of one of the following Preceptor Orientation Forms:
- "Skilled Preceptor Confirmation Summary"
- "New/Refresher Preceptor Orientation & Post-Test"
- All non-master's prepared preceptors will complete the refresher preceptor orientation & post-test during the vetting process. An assigned clinical faculty will also communicate monthly with these preceptors to address preceptor and student needs during the semester they are precepting.
We will be happy to collect the items listed above when we visit your site, or you can send via email, fax, or mail as follows: