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Field Experience: College of Nursing: Preceptor/Mentors & Field Site Resources

Walden University is now offering preceptors continuing education credit opportunities.

Information about opportunities for continuing education credits will be sent upon practicum course completion.

About

Welcome to the new College of Nursing Field Experience Preceptor Resources page! We are so thrilled to offer this section so information, forms, documents etc. can all be located in one area for you when needed. Please click on the side navigation panel to access a plethora of useful practicum information. If you might need any additional information not mentioned in this section, please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking on the preceptor resource contact tab.

Welcome and thank you for agreeing to serve as a preceptor to a Walden University Nursing student!

Walden University has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1990. The HLC is one of six regional accrediting associations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN), Master’s degree program in nursing (MSN), and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Walden University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.ccneaccreditation.org). Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

Course Information

Orientation and Forms

Tele-Health Questionnaire

Meditrek

What is Meditrek?

Meditrek, a product of HSoft Corporation, is a user-friendly online tool that will help you apply for, track, and manage your practicum experience. Meditrek will help you:

  • Collaborate more effectively with students and preceptors.
  • Track students' time spent at each clinical field site and organize it by course, term, and more.
  • Provide documentation of students' experience to potential employers or certifying agencies for certificates and licensure.
  • Provide an easy and trackable system for students to submit practicum applications.
  • Access the system 24 hours a day from anywhere with an Internet connection, including your computer, tablet, and smartphone, even after you graduate. 

Meditrek Questions?

Log into Meditrek HERE

Try these top 10 tips & tricks to login to Meditrek!

  1. Make sure you are using the correct link: https://edu.meditrek.com/ 
    1.  Don’t forget to include the ‘edu.’ before typing meditrek.com or the login will not be successful. 
    2. Please note that there is no ‘www.’ in the link; if you include ‘www.’, the link will not work. 
    3. Do not use www.meditrek.com. 
    4. Do not do an internet search or “google” to find Meditrek as it may bring you to the incorrect site. 
    5. After logging in successfully, please bookmark the site for future use.  
  2. Remember the password is case sensitive. Don't forget to capitalize when needed!
  3. Try a different browser!  Meditrek is compatible with the following browsers:   
    1. a. Chrome:  Download Google Chrome 
    2. b. Firefox:  Download Mozilla Firefox 
  4. If you utilize Internet Explorer, there may be issues with the local security system.  If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Edge, you may have to click “Use Another Account” or “More Choices” at the bottom of the sign-in frame, to force it to provide you with an edit box for your Meditrek username. 
  5. Using a work computer?  There may be a firewall or another security mechanism preventing you from logging on.  Try your personal computer.  
  6.  Please note that mobile devices and tablets may not be compatible with the Meditrek system. 
  7.  Try restarting your browser; close all tabs and windows and start the login process from scratch.  
  8.  Disable any pop-up blockers on your browser.   
  9. Make sure there are no spaces or punctuation in your username or password textboxes.   
  10. If you have tried to copy and paste the username and password in the textboxes, try typing the username and password directly into the textboxes manually.  

Contact Information for Technical Support

Click HERE to view College of Nursing's Office of Field Experience Contact Information

Student Manuals and Resources

Benefits of Serving as a Preceptor

At Walden we provide a diverse community of career professionals the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they effect positive social change. As a preceptor, we thank you for being an important part of our students’ learning process through the onsite supervision and mentoring you provide as a part of their field experiences, and for partnering with us in our mission of positive social change. Students often report that field experience has been the highlight of their educational journey and you make that possible.

We surveyed 4,000 onsite supervisors, preceptors, cooperating teachers and principal mentors of Walden students about how we could thank them for working with a Walden student. Based on the feedback we received we are offering the following to our preceptors: 

Honorary Clinical Instructor status.  This status can be claimed during the period of time you are working with a Walden student and establishes the guidelines for instructors that are provided by the academic program of the student(s) you are working with.  This is an honorary status, which is given without payment, and does not make you an employee or agent of Walden or entitle you to receive employment benefits from Walden. This status can be claimed during the period of time you are working with a Walden student and establishes the guidelines for instructors that are provided by the academic program of the student(s) you are working with.  This is an honorary status, which is given without payment, and does not make you an employee or agent of Walden or entitle you to receive employment benefits from Walden.

Access to our Walden library.  For access to the library please email Supervisor Appreciation.

No-cost continuing education opportunities. You will receive communication directly from the program Office of Field Experience at the end of the course once you have completed time logs in Meditrek.

Tuition Reduction of 15% * applied towards a Walden University master’s or doctorate program or certificate.  Visit Tuition Reduction Opportunities webpage for details. 

Job and internship posting specifically for Walden students. Preceptors and sites may post job and internship postings specifically for Walden nursing students.  Find information about this at https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/careerservices/about/foremployers.

Thank you again for your service and for providing a transformative experience for our students as they grow as professionals prepared to serve the public good.  

Visit Tuition Reduction Opportunities webpage for details.  

For questions, please email SupervisorAppreciation@mail.waldenu.edu