Office of Clinical & Experiential Education (OCEE)

Welcome to the Office of Clinical and Experiential Education (OCEE) which oversees the clinical and experiential education components of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ (COPHS) three academic programs. These are:

  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant (MSPA)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • Master of Science in Pharmacist Care Delivery & Systems Thinking

Our University and College’s academic year is quarter structured. Please see the following for more specific information on the structure of the MSPA and PharmD experiential/clinical curricular components. Clinical /Experiential Rotations are six-week in duration, and all students will rotate through a variety of experiences that meet College and participating accreditation standards and guidelines. Upon matriculation from the program, students will earn their respective degree, diploma, or certificate and will be able to sit for the national board exam or certification (NAPLEX, PANCE, PTCB). See the following links for more information:

If you are a current preceptor for one of our programs, we thank you. We appreciate you taking the responsibility of your professional oath to the fullest sincerity by “expanding and sharing knowledge within the profession” and “utilizing your knowledge, skills, experiences, and values to prepare the next generation.” For program specific information, please see below.

Our Team and Primary Contacts

Office of Clinical and Experiential Education
502-413-8634 (PharmD)
502-413-8944 (MSPA)

Office Support:
Lauren Clilverd, Clinical Support Specialist, email: 
Whitney Parsons, CPhT, Administrative Assistant, email:

PharmD and MS in Pharmacist Care Delivery and Systems Thinking
James Nash, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, Associate Dean and Professor, Phone 502.413.8963, email: 
Vinh Nguyen, PharmD- Director and Assistant Professor, Phone: 502.413.8637, email:

Abigail Gardner, MSPAS, PA-C, Director and Assistant Professor, Phone: 502.413.8943, email:
Abbey Hardy, MHS-PAS, PAC, Assistant Professor, Phone: 502.413.8648, Email:
A. LaDale Ramsey, MSPAS, PA-C, Assistant Professor, Phone: 502.413.8962, Email:

Pharmacy Technician
Sarah Lisenby, BA, CPhT, Coordinator and Instructor, Phone: 502.413.8996, Email:

In general, we strive for our clinical faculty (preceptors) to be a part of the SU COPHS family. This includes understanding and living out the College’s mission of “improving the health and wellness of individuals and communities through developing dynamic and thoughtful leaders, serving the needs of diverse populations, and innovating to improve the human condition.” This includes faculty striving to reach the vision of “exceptional well being, improving lives one student, one patient, and one community at a time.” SU COPHS CORE Values are the following:

  • Compassion
  • Leadership
  • Excellence
  • Advocacy 
  • Respect

Our preceptors should demonstrate a desire and aptitude for teaching in the clinical/experiential setting, including the important roles necessary for teaching clinical problem solving such as:

  • Instructing
  • Modeling
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Facilitating

Preceptors are to:

  • Serve as a role model for students & other practitioners/providers.
  • Provide learning experiences in accordance with college & specific program accrediting standards.
  • Demonstrate practice expertise & preceptor skills while striving to continuously improve.


Pharmacist preceptors must be licensed pharmacists who:

  • Have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 and/or PGY2 residency OR
  • Without completion of an ASHP accredited residency, have one or more years of pharmacy practice experience and be recognized by their respective State Board of Pharmacy as a preceptor (if applicable)
  • In good standing with the profession and other health care professionals in the community.

Mission: To improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities through developing dynamic and thoughtful leaders, serving the needs of diverse populations, and innovating to improve the human condition. 

Vision: Exceptional well-being – improving lives one student, one patient, one community at a time.

Values: compassion, leadership, excellence, advocacy, and respect

Physician preceptors must:

  • Be board certified in their area of practice
  • Be licensed in their state of practice
  • Have practiced in their specific discipline for at least two years

Physician Assistant preceptors must:

  • Be NCCPA certified
  • Be licensed in their state of practice
  • Have practiced in their specific discipline for at least 2 years

Mission: To educate medical professionals to provide ethical, high quality healthcare as part of an interprofessional team. We will educate students to become life-long learners that remain dedicated to serving diverse communities with compassion and promoting the profession. 

Vision: To provide excellence in educating Physician Assistants who will work together and with other providers to best serve our country’s diverse communities compassionately and with integrity, keeping current in theory and practice and promoting the PA Profession throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the rest of the nation.


  1. Professional Integrity as a foundation for excellence in PA practice. 
  2. Advocacy for the patient, the profession & the community. 
  3. Compassion as the appropriate approach to every interaction. 
  4. Teamwork as an inexorable quality of the PA profession and healthcare model. 
  5. Lifelong Learning as an ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge

Pharmacy technician preceptors must be certified technicians or licensed pharmacists who:

  • Follow the registration laws for the state in which they practice
  • Demonstrate contribution and commitment to pharmacy practice and patient care, and have at least two years of experience in the type of pharmacy setting for which they are training students.

Benefits of Being a Preceptor

  • Access to Sullivan University library resources and the Health Sciences Portal (Please contact if you need to request access)
  • Free continuing education credit for preceptor development (program-specific) and access to CEImpact
  • Appointment as a Clinical Faculty member of the College with the potential for promotion
  • Access to online preceptor resources through CORE ELMS
  • Annual preceptor awards recognition
  • Student involvement and contributions at your practice site
  • Per your interest, engagement with college for other activities such as: admissions interviews, co-curricular activities, serving on committees, advisement of students, didactic and laboratory/skills teaching

All of our programs utilize the experiential platform, CORE ELMS. If interested in becoming a preceptor, please send a request to