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Welcome to the New England Nursing Clinical Faculty and Preceptor Academy!​


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The objective of the Nursing Preceptor Academy is to develop and support preceptors and clinical faculty to strengthen and grow the nursing workforce at all levels across care settings. 

Through a variety of activities, participants will learn to develop and implement strategies to improve the training, support, employment, and retention of nurses.

These include:

Teaching of Tomorrow: For a group of selected nurse educators and preceptors, we offer a $2,000 stipend and support to attend a two-weekend conference focused on building and refining foundational skills for effective clinical teaching. (Space is limited.)

Preceptor Skills Webinars:  Live and recorded Preceptor Skills Webinars to enhance your knowledge and skills to support nurse learners and new hires. A periodic newsletter shares the webinar schedule, resources and tips. These are free and available to any interested nurse preceptor.

The New England Nursing Academy is administered by the UMass Chan Medical School/Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) in Worcester, MA in collaboration with Area Health Education Center (AHEC) partners across the region. AHECs are another HRSA funded grant program.

We’re funded by the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention - Clinical Faculty and Preceptor Academies program grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). We are one of ten academies 
funded across the U.S. in the 2022 award cycle.