Fundamental Concepts for Clinical Faculty and Preceptors (CFPA)

Enduring - This is a virtual, asynchronous educational activity. 

The Clinical Faculty and Preceptor Academy (CFPA) includes an online program designed to prepare practicing nurses for the role of a preceptor or clinical faculty instructor for undergraduate nursing students. Through completion of the initial CFPA learning program, learners will gain a wealth of knowledge related to best practices in clinical preparation and education. Learning opportunities will be added to the academy over the next several years and will be available for alumni to enhance their clinical teaching expertise.

In partnership with PA Action Coalition, Geisinger is enhancing nursing education to address nursing faculty and instructor shortages with the development of the CFPA. 

This collaboration allows for academy development with funds awarded by the U.S Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), CDFA#93.359. The CFPA will help us recruit and retain experienced nurses to train the nurses of tomorrow.

For more information about the program, please click this link.

You are on this page because you want to claim credits from completing the modules on Canvas.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for registered nurses. 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Facilitate optimal clinical learning experiences using educational theory and/or evidence-based teaching practices within the context of the healthcare environment.  
  2. Demonstrate effective interpersonal communications and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  3. Employ evidence-based teaching strategies to function as a clinical educator in the healthcare environment.
  4. Execute effective assessment and evaluation strategies for judging the attainment of learning outcomes.
  5. Facilitate student socialization into nursing as a professional discipline as a result of professional role transition from clinician to educator.
  6. Employ emergency/disaster management principles in the context of nursing education.
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 10.00 ANCC
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Geisinger Faculty

    Elizabeth Senczakowicz, MSN, RN, CNOR

    Rebecca Stoudt, DNP, PhD, CRNA


    In support of improving patient care, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Credit Designation 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for 10 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 


    This Geisinger continuing education activity is designed for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only.  Information and opinions offered by the contributors represent their viewpoints.  Conclusions drawn by the participant should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. Prescription information and use of medical devices should be undertaken only after confirmation by consulting the FDA-approved uses and information.

    While Geisinger makes every effort to have accurate information presented, no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered.  The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

    Terms of Approval

    December 21, 2023 through December 21, 2026

    Peer Review

    On November 17, 2023, this continuing education online material was reviewed by Kelli Coulbourn, MSN, RN, Quality and Patient Safety Coordinator, Division of Quality and Safety, Geisinger. 

    On December 11, 2023, this continuing education online material was reviewed by Deb Erdman, MSN, RN, Nurse Coordinator for Trauma Center, Geisinger.

    To ensure the scientific relevance of this enduring material, its contents will be reviewed again in December 2026.


    Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing education activities sponsored by the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine must disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).

    If at any time during this activity you feel that there has been commercial or promotional bias, please inform us by using the commercial bias comments box on the evaluation form.  Please answer the questions about balance on the CE activity evaluation form candidly.

    The following individual(s) have reported no financial or other relationships with commercial entities who products/services may relate to the educational content of this activity:

    Elizabeth Senczakowicz, MSN, RN, CNOR

    Rebecca Stoudt, DNP, PhD, CRNA

    Kelli Coulbourn, MSN, RN

    Deb Erdman, MSN, RN

    Available Credit

    • 10.00 ANCC


    Please login or register to take this course.
    Information can be found on this page.
    Once modules and capstone projects are completed, you can claim your credit on this site by paying the $15.

    Required Hardware/software

    Computer and Internet access.