Date of Award

Winter 12-16-2016

Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing (ND)



First Advisor

Dr. Cheryl Giefer

Second Advisor

Dr. Jan Schiefelbein

Third Advisor

Dr. Jamie McDaniel


The purpose of this project was to confirm the difficulties and barriers to precepting nurse practitioner students found in the literature by conducting a focus group with nurse practitioners who were currently precepting and some who were not. Participants were volunteers at a 4-State APN Conference in Joplin, Missouri. The group did confirm the barriers to precepting noted in the research. The most common theme noted during the group was that nurse practitioners felt ill-prepared to precept nurse practitioner students, a concept also noted in the literature. A Voiceover PowerPoint presentation was created based on the research and concepts discussed in the focus group to help prepare nurse practitioners to precept students. This program will be available on the internet for any interested party to view.

Included in

Nursing Commons