Clinical Nursing Preceptor Interviews

Clinical placements are a crucial and time-intensive part of MSN students' training. To help current and prospective MSN students better prepare for their practicums, OnlineFNPPrograms.com has created an in-depth Preceptor Interview Series. This series offers insights from preceptors regarding topics such as:

  • Challenges that students face during their clinical practicums
  • Advice for students on building a productive working relationship with their preceptors
  • What students should expect during their practicums, and what they are responsible for
  • How students can make the most out of their clinical practicums

Preceptor Interview with Jen Wiles, FNP-BC – Family Nurse Practitioner

Jen Wiles is a Family Nurse Practitioner who works at Minute Clinic, where she provides primary care services to individuals across the lifespan. She has also worked at UNC Healthcare in neurological acute and intermediate care, trauma, general surgery, and pediatric and adult emergency care.

Preceptor Interview with Andrew Penn, PMHNP-BC – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner

Andrew Penn is a psychiatric nurse practitioner at The Permanente Medical Group, where he provides psychiatric evaluations, psychotherapy, and ongoing psychopharmacological treatment to patients. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCSF School of Nursing.

Preceptor Interview with Kristen Campbell, PNP-BC – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Kristen Campbell is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at New York Methodist Hospital, where she provides health evaluations and on-going medical care and monitoring to acute and subacute patients with ages ranging from infancy to 20 years old.

Preceptor Interview with Emily Weston, MSN, PMHNP-BC – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Emily Weston is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Wentworth Health Partners, where she conducts mental health evaluations and provides medication management and behavioral health services to patients. She has also worked at Great Bay Mental Health Associates and Avis Goodwin Community Health Center, where she provided psychiatric care to adolescent and adult patients.

Preceptor Interview with Dawn Clark, MSN, DNP, CRNA – Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Dr. Dawn Clark is the Assistant Chief CRNA at Kaiser Permanente, a position she has held for over 17 years. She also serves as the Education Coordinator for the Antioch Medical Center. Before assuming her role at Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Clark was a full-time Staff CRNA at UC Davis Medical Center.

Preceptor Interview with Christine Guelcher, MS, PPCNP-BC – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Chris Guelcher is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Children’s National Health Center, where she also serves as Program Coordinator for the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Treatment Center. Prior to her current role, Ms. Guelcher was a Registered Nurse IV in the Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic at the Children’s National Health Center.

Preceptor Interview with Jodie Marcantoni, MSN, DNP, FNP-BC, ANP-BC – Family Nurse Practitioner

Jodie Marcantoni, MSN, DNP, FNP-BC, ANP-BC is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Nurse Practitioner who specializes in the treatment of patients suffering from complex or severe infections. She is also an Instructor in the Inpatient/Med-Surg Department at Barnes Jewish Hospital.

Preceptor Interview with Cortney Mazur, MSN, PACNP-BC – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Cortney Mazur, MSN, PACNP-BC is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Hospitalist Division at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, where she provides care to children with acute and chronic conditions. She previously worked as an RN in the Pediatric Burn/Trauma/Rehab Inpatient Unit at the same hospital.

Preceptor Interview with Laura Smith Dziama, MSN, WHNP-BC – Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Laura Dziama is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Boston University, where she offers primary and gynecological care to adolescent girls and women. Prior to her current role, she worked at a private practice and in the medical department of a correctional institution for women.

Preceptor Interview with Adam Greenberg, MSN, ACNP-BC, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Adam Greenberg is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner who works at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he provides medical care and consultations to patients ages 18 and over. He also trains clinical staff at the Hospital as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor.