APP Preceptor Workshop-April 18, 2019

April 18, 2019


This workshop focuses on competence and skills that nurse practitioners and physician assistants need when serving as preceptors. These include time management, critical thinking, providing evaluation and feedback, nurse practitioner/physician assistant program information, learner styles, motivating, and working with a challenging preceptee.

Statement of Need and Purpose

Advance practice provider (APP) training programs rely on high quality graduate clinical preceptors to provide real-world clinical experiences and socialize students to the role of the APP. Nurse practitioner and physician assistant training programs often do not include preceptor development. Many graduate clinical preceptors have never received formal preceptor training and feel deficient in their ability to set goals, create an adequate learning environment, provide feedback, and evaluate student performance in a busy clinic setting. 
The purpose of this interprofessional workshop is for nurse practitioners and physician assistants to attain the necessary skills to become effective and successful preceptors.

Target Audience

This workshop is designed to meet the needs of nurse practitioners, physician assists and other health care providers who precept Nursing and PA graduate students in their clinical practice.

Elements of Competence

This CE activity is designed to change learner competence and performance, focusing on the American Board of Medical Specialties’ areas of practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, and professionalism, Institute of Medicine area of working in interdisciplinary teams, and the Interprofessional and Nursing areas of roles/responsibilities, interprofessional communication, and teams/teamwork.

Learning Objectives

Following this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Name two techniques for evaluating critical thinking in graduate clinical learners
  • Demonstrate providing timely, specific feedback to a graduate clinical learner
  • Describe a plan for addressing challenging student encounters
  • Distinguish between nurse practitioner and physician assistant student competency prior to clinical rotations

Successful Completion

Learners will participate in interactive simulations, and cased-based and small group discussions that focus on real world experiences. A pre and post-activity scenario-based test is required. Learners will take the tests and evaluation as part of the workshop.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 3.75 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 3.75 Iowa Board of Nursing Contact Hours
  • 3.75 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
Registration opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/18/2019 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
04/18/2019 - 12:30pm CDT

Agenda for Graduate Clinical Preceptor Workshop

Thursday, April, 18, 2019

8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Signe Skott Cooper Hall, Room 2309

Session TimeTopics/Highlights
8:00-8:15 AM


  • Introductions of speakers/organizers
  • Networking

8:15 - 9:00 AM

       Time Management

       Kristen Panther & Alissa DeVos

  • Didactic
  • Control of session video

9:00-9:30 AM

       Critical Thinking

       Sarah Endicott

  • Critical thinking video
  • Didactic
  • Introduce OMP, SNAPPS, Thinking Aloud Method
9:30-9:40 AM


9:40-10:40 AM

       Evaluation and Feedback

       Kristen Panther

  • Didactic
  • Feedback video
  • Role-play on One Minute Preceptor (OMP) Model Debrief

10:40-11:00 AM

       PA/NP Program Information

       Lauren Trillo & Sarah Endicott

11:00-11:30 AM

       Learner Styles

       Beverly Speece

  • Didactic
  • Learner styles survey

11:30-12:15 PM

       Motivation and Challenging Preceptee 

       Sarah Endicott

  • Didactic
  • Case studies
12:15-12:30 PM


  • Summary of key points
  • Post-test
  • Evaluation


Emergency situations occasionally occur and may necessitate topic or speaker changes. The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP reserve the right to alter or substitute a topic or speaker without prior notification.


University of Wisconsin-Madison, Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Avenue
Room 3110 B&D
Madison, Wisconsin 53705
+1 (608) 262-9421


Parking validation tickets are available for preceptors who park in the University Bay Drive parking ramp (Lot 76) on University Bay Drive and Marsh Drive.

  • Make sure to take a ticket for the ramp and hold onto it. You will need it to exit.
  • A parking validation ticket given to you at the workshop.
  • Lot 76 is within short walking distance to Signe Scott Cooper Hall,
  • Parking is subject to lot availability. 

UW Hospital Ramp (Lot 75). Parking in Lot 75 will NOT be validated. You will pay out of pocket if you choose to park in this lot.

If you require handicap parking, there are accessible parking options across campus.  To purchase a temporary UW Disabled (UW DIS) Permit on a daily rate please contact UW Madison Transportation Services prior to the day of the event. You can reach them by emailing or by calling (608) 263-6666.  If you have a UW Disabled permit, please contact for accessible parking locations.

The parking lot on the side of Signe Scott Cooper Hall (Lot 85, highlighted below), Lot 60, across from Lot 76 is permit parking only and may NOT be utilized.

For additional maps and other transportation options, please click here.


Business causal attire is appropriate for this workshop. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, it is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the educational event.

Policy on Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this continuing education (CE) activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests* in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation. For this educational activity all conflicts of interest have been resolved and detailed disclosures are listed below.

The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. The University of Wisconsin fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please contact



Financial Relationship Disclosures

Discussion of Unlabeled/Unapproved uses of drugs/devices in presentation?

Alissa Devos, MPA, PA-CPlanner/SpeakerNo relevant financial relationships to discloseNo

Sarah Endicott, DNP, APNP, GNP-BC

Course Director/Speaker

No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Tracy Mrochek, MPA, RNICEP StaffNo relevant financial relationships to discloseNo

Kristen Panther, MSN, APNP, ANP-BC


No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Rosa Retrum, MSEPlannerNo relevant financial relationships to discloseNo

Beverly Speece, MTS, PA-C


No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Lauren Trillo, MMS, PA-C


No relevant financial relationships to disclose



*The ACCME defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re‐selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) & Iowa Board of Nursing

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 ANCC and Iowa contact hours.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350. A copy of the evaluation(s) may be sent to the Iowa Board of Nursing, 400 SW 8th St., Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for .375 CEUs or 3.75 hours.


Available Credit

  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 3.75 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 3.75 Iowa Board of Nursing Contact Hours
  • 3.75 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours


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