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Novice certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) are responsible for precepting student registered nurse anesthetists (SRNA) while simultaneously caring for patients in the operating room (OR). SRNAs rely on CRNAs for the majority of clinical training by preceptorship. Well-defined best precepting practices do not exist. The ability to teach others is a learned skill, and the lack of such skill can lead to undue stress for both the novice CRNA and the SRNA. This may lead to reduced job satisfaction of the CRNA and diminished educational experience of the SRNA. The primary purpose of this Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) project is to create an educational intervention for novice CRNAs who have yet to precept. The intervention will utilize educational modules with role-play videos to describe evidence-guided best practice strategies for novice CRNA preceptors.