Spotlight on Nursing Preceptor Leslie Young
"I love precepting students! It keeps me on my A-game, as students are always interested in knowing why I made particular decisions in patient care.
We look into less common problems together to make sure the care plan is up to date (and every-day problems, too). They learn current best practice in class and help me stay evidence based – for instance, when the newest hyperlipidemia guidelines came out, my students knew first.
I’m always more than happy to discuss precepting with other providers, whether you are trying to decide if you want to precept a student or you have been precepting for years!"
Leslie Young, MSN '12, FNP-BC, RN: Family Nurse Practitioner
"Leslie's service to the NP profession and to the IHP has been invaluable."
"Leslie Gibson Young has served as a NP preceptor for the IHP School of Nursing for many years. She is a very enthusiastic and experienced primary care NP who loves teaching the next generation of nurse practitioners.
She consistently looks for new learning challenges for her students and has been very helpful in assisting her students to transition to professional practice. Leslie even took the initiative to create a guide for graduating NP students to assist them with the certification and licensing process.
Leslie has also worked with at-risk students and has had a very positive effect on their ability to succeed. Her service to the NP profession and to the IHP has been invaluable."
Amy Bruno, PhD, ANP-BC, Co-Coordinator Adult-Gerontology Primary Care
"Leslie is very welcoming and it is clear that she genuinely enjoys precepting students. She is very knowledgeable about clinical topics and, being an IHP graduate, she is always willing to share advice about both school and the path after graduation.”
Matt Prizand, NP Student, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care track