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Letter from FNP Coordinator


The faculty at the Radford University School of Nursing appreciates that you have expressed an interest in becoming a preceptor to a Family Nurse Practitioner student at Radford University.  Our faculty believes that we conduct a quality educational program at our school and value your interest in becoming a partner in our efforts to continue to maintain excellence in advanced nursing practice.

Our Doctor of Nursing Practice program can be entered at two levels:  after completion of either the BSN or the MSN.  It may be completed on a full or part-time basis.  Students in the BSN-DNP will complete over 500 hours of clinical in the areas of pediatrics, women’s health, and acute and chronic conditions.  After this, they will complete an additional 540 hours of clinical capstone and residency courses in an area of interest.  Students who have already completed their MSN degrees and are practicing as nurse practitioners will only need to complete the last part of the program described above. 

We are thrilled that you are accepting the role of preceptor and opportunity to share your expertise and foster the educational and professional development of our nurse practitioner student.   We are glad to fill out preceptor forms for your certifying body to count as recertification hours. . 

We also want to be in close communication with you. Please feel free to contact me at any time and if you will let me know, we can communicate by phone or email at any time.  If you have questions or wish further discussion, please contact:

Laura LaRue, DNP, FNP-BC
FNP Coordinator
Assistant Professor
Office: 540-831-7713
Cell: 276-233-8806
Home: 276-744-7806

Thank you for your interest in becoming a preceptor for a Family Nurse Practitioner student. To help you with this decision, we have created this document to clarify the expectations of the roles of preceptor, student and school in this mutual undertaking. 

Preceptor Role

Student Role

Role of School of Nursing Faculty