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Do you provide clinical rotation for FNP student?

I'm a FNP student, I would like to find a preceptor for clinical rotation. #graduate-school

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Suzanne’s Answer

Dear Junia,
The school where you are earning your FNP degree Will work with you to find not only your preceptor but the clinics and hospitals where you will do your rotations. No matter who this person may be, make sure to ask lots of questions without reservation. And, you must always be prepared for each day of your rotation by doing all of the required readings and assignments ahead of time. If there are physical assessments or other clinical duties that require practice, do that ahead of time as well.
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Elizabeth’s Answer

Your clinical experience and clinical preceptor can be one of the most important parts of your nurse practitioner program. You will learn more during your hands-on clinical experience than you will in the classroom. Preceptorships are, however, often a great source of frustration among students and must be considered even during the process of searching for a nurse practitioner program and applying to NP schools.

Some NP schools require that students find their own clinical preceptors. Unless you know a nurse practitioner or physician who is willing to train you, this can be very difficult. Many cities are saturated with nurse practitioner students and not all nurse practitioners are willing to host students creating a shortage of clinical preceptors. If you are unable to find someone to precept you, it can significantly delay your NP degree.

Some schools assign clinical preceptorships. If you do not have a preceptor in mind, these could be the best schools for you. Make sure your nurse practitioner schools of interest guarantee clinical site placements so that your degree is not put on hold.

The 2012 "Guide to Nurse Practitioner Programs" lists this information in each school profile to help you further identify nurse practitioner programs of interest. Good luck!

Elizabeth recommends the following next steps:

Do a Google search "fnp preceptors near me". There are many resources for you!
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