A "preceptor" is a professional who provides guidance, practical experience and training to help you meet expectations of your program. It could take some time to find a professional who is willing and available so begin the process early.
During your student experience at Mercy you may come in contact with the Protected Health Information (or PHI) of Mercy’s patients. PHI includes any information about the patient’s health care, the patient’s physical or mental condition or payment for the patient’s health care. Even the fact that an individual is a patient of Mercy is PHI to be held confidential. Mercy and you are bound by law to keep this information confidential.
Students completing a clinical experience must wear scrubs and closed-toe shoes to be in clinical areas. Long hair must be tied back, and no long or artificial nails are allowed. Students completing non-clinical experiences must wear a polo style or button-down shirt and dress pants (no leggings or jeans).
Students are required to wear a name badge while on Mercy campus. Please wear your school name badge at all times. If you do not have a school name badge, you may request a temporary name badge from your Mercy student coordinator.
Students are not permitted to take pictures or recordings in clinical areas. Watch this video to learn about Mercy’s social media policy.