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Columbia University School of Nursing is a national model for innovative graduate nursing education and a global leader in nursing research and scholarship. We actively seek multicultural perspectives among faculty, students, and staff to help us fulfill our mission of preparing expert nurse clinicians and researchers to improve the health of individuals, families, and communities in the United States and around the world.
The recruitment of talented individuals to our faculty and staff is key to the fulfillment of our mission and core values. We encourage qualified individuals who are committed to excellence in research, teaching, administration, or service to consider joining our team.
Become a Preceptor
At Columbia University School of Nursing, clinical sites and clinical preceptors are used in the undergraduate and master’s level courses to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
The preceptor is an experienced registered nurse who is enthusiastic about the nursing profession and has a desire to teach. A preceptor prepares students using a variety of skills. Role modeling professional interactions on the care unit, demonstrating nursing actions, and giving timely and appropriate feedback to the student are ways of fulfilling this role. By becoming a preceptor, you can guide future nurse leaders.
Faculty Appointment (Non-Salaried)
Are you ready to take the next step in helping to develop future generations of nurses?
Active Columbia Nursing preceptors are eligible for a non-salaried, faculty appointment as an instructor in clinical nursing. If interested, please send an email to SON-OCAS@cumc.columbia.edu with your name and the program(s) for which you precept and we will send you an appointment packet to complete. Prior to approval, faculty appointments are reviewed to ensure they meet Columbia University requirements.
In addition to being appointed as an instructor in clinical nursing, you will be entitled to the following benefits:
- Access to Columbia University’s extensive online library
- Listing your Columbia University academic appointment on your curriculum vitae
- Invitations to receptions
- Subscription to The Academic Nurse, The Journal of Columbia University School of Nursing and its Alumni
Interested nurses should contact the Office of Academic Services & Reporting at 212-342-3920 or SON-OCAS@cumc.columbia.edu.