FY21 Advance Practice Provider Preceptor Workshops

October 15, 2020 to June 30, 2021


New - Live Virtual Learning Opportunity & Precepting and Telehealth Medicine Content

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, learner styles, motivating, working with a challenging preceptee and precepting strategies for telemedicine.

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 and physician assistants and other health care providers who precept 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
  • Identify precepting strategies to use when delivering healthcare through telemedicine

Successful Completion

Learners will participate in interactive simulations and cased-based and small-group discussions that focus on real world experiences. Pre- and post-activity scenario-based tests and evaluations are required.

Course summary
Registration opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/15/2020 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
06/30/2021 - 11:59pm


Session TimeTopics/Highlights
7:30-7:50 AM


  • Introductions of speakers/organizers
  • Networking

7:50 - 8:20 AM

       Time Management

       Kristen Panther / Sarah Williamson

  • Didactic
  • Control of session video

8:20-8:50 AM

       Critical Thinking

       Sarah Endicott

8:50-9:00 AM


9:00-10:00 AM

       Evaluation and Feedback

       Kristen Panther

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

10:00-10:25 AM

       Learner Styles

       Beverly Speece

10:25-10:35 AM


10:35-11:35 AM

       Motivation and Challenging Preceptee 

       Sarah Endicott

  • Didactic
  • Case studies

11:35-12:00 PM

       Precepting Strategies for Telemedicine 

       Kristen Panther

12:00-12:30 PM


  • Summary
  • Question & Answer



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.


Virtual LIVE Webcasts
United States


Learners will be sent a link to the workshop they have registered for prior to the webcast.


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Sarah Endicott, DNP, APNP, GNP-BC, Clinical Professor, UW-Madison School of Nursing

Sarah Endicott, DNP, APNP, GNP-BC, Clinical Professor, UW-Madison School of Nursing

Sarah Endicott is a board-certified geriatric nurse practitioner with experience in adult medicine and memory diagnostic centers. She is the population lead for the Adult/Gerontology Primary Care DNP Cohort.  In addition to teaching, Dr. Endicott maintains a clinical practice in skilled nursing facilities in rural Wisconsin.  Her interests include advanced care planning and the education and support of caregivers for people living with dementia.

Kristen Panther, MSN, APNP, ANP-BC, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, UW Health

Kristen Panther, MSN, APNP, ANP-BC, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, UW Health

Kristen Panther is licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber and board-certified in adult health by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In her work, Kristen focuses on health promotion of well adults and chronic disease management, with specific interest in women's health (including contraception), diabetes, hypertension, nutrition, and lifestyle management of obesity.

Beverly J. Speece, MTS, PA-C, Director of Clinical Education/Clinical Instructor, UW–Madison PA Program

Beverly J. Speece, MTS, PA-C, Director of Clinical Education/Clinical Instructor, UW–Madison PA Program

As the PA Program Director of clinical education, Speece oversees and coordinates onsite experiences for students during the clinical component of the program. She first joined the UW–Madison PA Program in 2005 as a course coordinator for clinical medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, and the professional issues for physician assistants and assumed the responsibility of Director of Clinical Education in May 2013.

Speece is a 1997 graduate of UW–LaCrosse’s first Physician Assistant Program, and her background prior to PA school involved teaching various science courses at Madison College, working in an intensive care unit and volunteering as an EMT. Clinically, Speece has worked five years in family practice in the Twin Cities, 10 years in emergency medicine in Madison and Milwaukee and one year in cardiology in Milwaukee.

Sarah Williamson, MPAS, PA-C, Faculty Associate, UW–Madison PA Program

Sarah Williamson, MPAS, PA-C, Faculty Associate, UW–Madison PA Program

Sarah Williamson, MPAS, PA-C, joined the UW–Madison Physician Assistant Program in Spring 2020. Williamson says she gained new appreciation for education while practicing at UW Hospital and Clinic’s cardiovascular medicine clinic. “Coming to an academic center I knew I’d be teaching, but I didn’t realize just how much—or how much I would enjoy it!”

Williamson arranges second-year rotations and testing, strengthens relations with current clinical sites and build connections with new sites. A specialist in cardiovascular electrophysiology, she also teaches cardiology in the Physician Assistant Program.


Sarah Endicott, DNP, APNP, GNP-BC, Clinical Professor, UW–Madison School of NursingTracy Mrochek, MPA, RN, Program Coordinator, UW–Madison Nursing Professional DevelopmentBeverly J. Speece, MTS, PA-C, Director of Clinical Education/Clinical Instructor, UW–Madison PA Program
Nina Berge, BA, Administrative Assistant, UW–Madison Nursing Professional DevelopmentKristen Panther, MSN, APNP, ANP-BC, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, UW HealthSarah Williamson, MPAS, PA-C, Faculty Associate, UW–Madison PA Program
Emily Jumper, Specialist-APP Education & Professional Development, UW Health-Office of Advanced Practice ProvidersRosa Retrum, MSE, Clinical Coordinator, UW–Madison PA Program 

* Workshop Director

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. *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 University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

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 info@icep.wisc.edu

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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 Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live webcast activity for a maximum of 4.50 ANCC contact hours.  

Iowa Board of Nursing accepts ANCC contact hours for nursing continuing education requirements.

AAPA Credit Designation Statement

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This live activity is designated for 4.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation

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 .45 CEUs or 4.50 hours

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This workshop is FREE for Current and Former University of Wisconsin–Madison Preceptors: Contact your Clinical Coordinator for more information.