Reply To: Questions regarding compensation for precepting

  • Amanda Lulloff

    July 18, 2019 at 1:13 pm


    Our hospital provides a shift differential. When they are being a preceptor, that is an additional pay code that goes on their time card for the shifts they are actively precepting. (They are paid a max of 12 hours of preceptor pay, they do not get additional preceptor differential for shift over-run.)

    They can also use it as part of our Clinical Advancement Program. If the collect enough CAP points in a year, they are given a bonus.

    Amanda Lulloff, PhD, RN, PCNS, CPHON
    Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Blank Children’s Hospital
    Des Moines, IA
    Original Message:
    Sent: 07-18-2019 12:35 PM
    From: Michael Hans
    Subject: Questions regarding compensation for precepting

    Does your hospital pay nurse preceptors anything extra or provide any other type of incentive?

    If yes:

    • Are they paid per new nurse or as part of a larger program, like a clinical ladder or a preceptor group?

    • Is the payment or incentive based on retention of the new nurse? 
      • If so, how long must the new nurse stay?

    Thank you!

    Michael Hans, MS, BSN, RN-BC, CPON®
    Nursing Professional Development Educator
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    MS 731
    262 Danny Thomas Place
    Memphis, TN 38105
    p: 901.595.5283
    b: 901.595.3578 ext. 1181
    f: 901.595.4478