Maybe this is contributing to the problem. As long as students are willing to pay tuition and turn around and grovel for preceptors, these schools
will be perfectly pleased to let them continue to do so. Maybe if we stopped enrolling in the programs that don't provide preceptors, these educators would do something about it. I find it very unprofessional that we should be expected to secure our own preceptors and arrange our own clinical experiences while paying tuition for clinical hours.
Also, we must remember that most NPs make $$$ by seeing more patients. Having a student slows them down, thus decreasing the amount they can bill which affects their bottom line. How can we expect them to do this to advance our profession when the very leaders that organized our education don't have a problem with the way things are? Instead, many choose to focus on DNP programs, Consensus Models, retiring certifications etc. when there is fundamental problem with the way NPs are educated across the country.
P.S. I'm not trying to offend anyone here, especially the OP. I've just seen too many friends/colleagues saddled with the responsibility of organizing/obtaining their clinical training.