Preceptor Education Program (PEP)

The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario, a project funded by The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Developed by: Bossers, A., Bezzina, M.B., Hobson, S., Kinsella, A., MacPhail, A., Schurr, S., Moosa, T., Rolleman, L., Ferguson, K., DeLuca, S., Macnab, J. & Jenkins, K.

Welcome to the Preceptor Education Program (PEP)!

PEP has been moved to the new OWL site!

See the details about how to access the new PEP site in section "Get Access to PEP" at the left. Everyone will need to register to the new OWL PEP even if they had an existing PEP account on the old site.

Preceptors (clinical instructors) and students, take advantage of this free on-line program as you prepare for clinical placements.  Once you complete the short registration process and instantly receive your login information, you can access the PEP program anytime, anywhere.  Each module takes about 30 minutes to complete and is full of quick tips and downloadable learning activities and tools.  It is easy to navigate, colourful, fun to use, and many of the modules are designed so that preceptors and students can work through them together.  A certificate can be printed at the end of the module to record the education completed. 

STUDENTS: The learning modules will help you to:

  • Learn about your role, what will be expected of you and important questions to ask your preceptor
  • Develop learning objectives for your placement that will really help you to focus your energy where it counts
  • Prepare for both receiving and giving feedback to your preceptor that will ensure you gain the most possible from the placement experience
  • Understand and develop your clinical reasoning skills
  • Become a reflective practitioner
  • Learn how to manage conflict with your preceptor, clients and team members
  • Make the most of the formal evaluation of your performance

PRECEPTORS:  The benefits of the program to you:

  • Get some great tips to help you prepare for and orient your student to your clinical setting
  • Discover ready-to-go learning activities and exercises that you and your student can do together that will ease the way to developing learning objectives, fostering clinical reasoning and reflective practice and dealing with conflict
  • Learn how to give effective ongoing feedback (and fit it into your busy schedule) as well as how to prepare for and facilitate the formal evaluation of your student
  • Save and modify documents and templates to suit your own needs
  • Record notes (ideas, thoughts, key points) as you go through the modules that you can save or print


Feel free to let others know about PEP so that they can log on and discover this exciting program too!

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Western - Faculty of Health Sciences Fanshawe College - School of Nursing Middlesex-London Health Unit