Clinical Faculty and Preceptor Academy (CFPA) Committee Advisory Board Application

Dec 20, 2023  04:00 PM  ET

The Pennsylvania Action Coalition (PA-AC) and the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) are currently recruiting nurses from HHS Region 3 (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C) for two advisory committees in support of the Clinical Faculty and Preceptor Academy (CFPA). These committees will oversee and support (1) academic publishing and dissemination of findings and, (2) implementation of the new CFPA curriculum across Region 3.

This past year, Geisinger School of Nursing, PA-AC, and the CFPA Advisory Board developed a custom educational program to enhance the training, preparation, and availability of clinical nursing faculty and preceptors in Region 3. Now, employees across Geisinger health system are piloting and evaluating the curriculum. Lessons learned from this pilot will be used by the Geisinger, PA-AC, and these committees to prepare the program for implementation across HHS Region 3.

PA-AC is seeking individuals for these two committees who have experience in academic publishing, and dissemination of nursing innovations, as well as implementation of nursing training curricula in the practice setting. We are looking for applicants who represent diverse practice areas, academic pathways, geographic locations, and populations served in HHS Region 3.

CFPA Committee members must practice in HHS Region 3, including Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

There will be 2 committees with 12 members each, for a total of 24 members.

  • Committees will host monthly 60-minute virtual meetings
  • Committee members will actively participate in committee activities including: communications, meetings, pre/post-planning, and responding to requests for feedback, as needed.
  • We are offering a $2,000 stipend to committee members in recognition of their participation, dependent on active involvement in the committee work.

If you have any questions, please reach out to PA-AC/NNCC Staff: Mekenzie Williams at or Jilian Bohn at , or Thea Phim at

DEADLINE: Sunday, December 31, 2023

 Apply Here! 

About the Clinical Faculty and Preceptor Academy

The Pennsylvania Action Coalition (PA-AC), a program of the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC), is thrilled to announce their new collaboration with the Geisinger School of Nursing to address nursing faculty and instructor shortages by creating Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention Clinical Faculty and Preceptor Academies (NEPQR-CFPAs). The collaborative is executing the program with funds awarded by the U.S Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), CDFA#93.359.

The purpose of the NEPQR-CFPA is to take steps to fill the faculty/instructor gap in schools of nursing and increase nursing workforce retention by leveraging staff nurses to participate as skilled preceptors and clinical instructors. The PA-AC and Geisinger, alongside numerous academic and health system partners, are building academic-clinical-community partnerships that develop and implement comprehensive and self-guided nurse education training curricula. The project is focusing on HHS Region 3 (including Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.) to build a formal nurse education training curriculum to train clinical faculty and preceptors.

To develop this curriculum, the PA-AC assembled an Advisory Board that is reflective of diverse practice areas, academic pathways, geographic location, and populations served. The advisory board oversees curriculum development and determines metrics for review. The PA-AC is working with Advisory Board stakeholders to ensure that the course content is engaging, thoughtfully articulated, and caters to a wide audience. In year two of the project, Geisinger employees across the health system will pilot and evaluate the curriculum. The advisory board will use lessons learned to prepare the program for implementation across HHS Region 3 in Year Three.

The PA-AC is working with the Advisory Board and its extensive network to foster dialogue around the program’s goals and outcomes, promote the implementation of the program, and showcase the project as a model to bolster the nursing workforce. Ultimately, the purpose of the collaboration is to work across the region to improve the training, preparation, and availability of clinical nursing faculty and preceptors to better support nurses in advancing healthcare. 

The Clinical Faculty and Preceptor Advisory Board is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $4 million dollars with no percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.