About AAPA

 

 

Leadership
Diana Swihart, 
PhD, DMin, MSN, APN CS, RN-BC, FAAN
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner

Solimar Figueroa,
PhD, MHA, MSN, BSN, RN, P-PCA
Clinical Collaborations & Research
Vision, Mission and Values

The capacity to watch over and guard the well-being of others is an important gift, and one that is learned with great difficulty. For it is one thing to see the situation others are in, but it is quite another to care enough about them to want to help, and yet another to know what to do. ~ Judie Bopp

OUR VISION:

To be the preeminent leader in advancing preceptors through certification and meaningful recognition of preceptor specialty practice.

OUR MISSION:

To partner with leaders and preceptors who seek recognition and specialty certification through nationally accepted standards of practice and performance for preceptors to positively impact the many complexities and challenges within academia, clinical settings, and work places

OUR CORE VALUES:

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Accountability
  • Responsibility
  • Intent-based Leadership
  • Competence
  • Compassion
  • Relationship
  • Stewardship
  • Creativity
  • Wisdom
Journey towards Preceptor Certification!

Skilled preceptors are critical in successfully guiding students, recent graduates, the newly qualified, and new and experienced employees through onboading and role transitions in workplace and practice settings. The American Academy for Preceptor Advancement (AAPA) is committed to partnering with leaders and preceptors who seek recognition and specialty certification through nationally accepted standards for preceptors who positively impact the many complexities and challenges within academia and the workplace.

Download the Preceptor Certification Portfolio Handbook and explore the possibilities for yourself.

ABOUT US: Follow Dr. Diana Swihart and Dr. Solimar Figueroa on LinkedIn and Facebook. Be sure to join the LinkedIn Group,the American Academy for Preceptor Advancement, and share your own research, evidence-based practices, stories, and other achievements in preceptoring with us here at AAPA!