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Nursing Program Preceptor Orientation. Objectives. To review the key components of the Nursing Program. To understand the roles and responsibilities of the student, preceptor and faculty liaison. To learn about resources available during this experience.

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To review the key components of the Nursing Program.

To understand the roles and responsibilities of the student, preceptor and faculty liaison.

To learn about resources available during this experience.

mission philosophy of the nursing program
Mission & Philosophy of the Nursing Program

Mission: The Nursing Program’s mission is to educate future nursing leaders to provide innovative, high quality, accessible academic programs in the geographic regions of Keene and beyond. We teach practices that promote the health and well-being of diverse individuals, families, communities, populations, and systems. We graduate competent nurses who make sound clinical judgments, communicate effectively, and make practice decisions using the best evidence available.

Philosophy:Available at

program outcomes
Program Outcomes
  • Demonstrate accountability for practicing nursing within established moral, legal, ethical, regulatory, and humanistic principles.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal quality and value.
  • Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision making.
  • Identify, evaluate, and use the best current evidence coupled with clinical expertise and consideration of patients’ preferences, experience, and values to make practice decisions.
  • Function effectively within nursing and interdisciplinary teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, shared decision making, team learning, and development.
  • Minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through both individual performance and system effectiveness.
  • Use data to monitor outcomes and care processes, and use improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care.
  • Influence the behavior of individuals or groups of individuals within their environment in a way that will facilitate the establishment and acquisition/achievement of shared goals.
  • Deliver holistic nursing care, advocate for health promotion and disease prevention strategies at the individual, family, community, and global levels.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with clients that foster mutual respect and shared decision making to enhance patient satisfaction and health outcomes.
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Nurse of the Future
approval and accreditation
Approval and Accreditation
  • The New Hampshire Board of Nursing
    • Initial Approval, Fall 2011
    • Final Approval, Fall 2013 (site visit)
  • The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    • Initial accreditation site visit March 2013
    • Initial accreditation is for 5 years
guiding principles
Guiding Principles

The NH Nurse Practice Act, NUR 602.15 Preceptor/Clinical Teacher:

Standards for Accreditation of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice

Standard II-E

nurs 406 clinical advanced care
NURS 406: Clinical – Advanced Care

This clinical capstone course provides experience as a nursing leader to direct the provision of quality health care by interdisciplinary teams. These clinical experiences promote skills of decision-making for groups, of management within health care organizations, to institute and test quality control methods, and to promote the application of research in nursing practice. Students select individual nursing care settings for providing nursing care experiences that support their goals for practice. Contracts are completed with preceptors as mentors. Graded Pass/Fail.

This is a 6 credit course. One credit equals 3 clinical hours. Based on a 14 week semester, the total clinical hours for this course is 252 hours.

roles responsibilities
Roles & Responsibilities

Please review the roles and responsibilities located in the on-line preceptor tab.


At any time if you have questions or concerns please contact your faculty liaison.

If the faculty liaison is not available, please contact the Nursing Program at 603.358.2533 or

The Mason Library at Keene State College ( is a resource to you. If you would like to access this resource please contact your faculty liaison.

thank you
Thank you!

Thank you for being a preceptor! We value your time, talent, and energy as we prepare the Nurse of the Future for entry-level practice to our discipline of nursing!