I am pleading with all experienced NPs out there to help precept and train the up and coming NPs. We as nurses always call for equality and autonomy but I find it very disturbing that our leaders do not plan our education accordingly, there is some much discord in our education it does not send good vibes to other healthcare providers. When I decided to advance my education, I had so many MDs tell me to go to PA school instead and now one year into the program I probably should have listened. I have never heard of a PA, a pharmacist or a physical therapist finding their own preceptor. Yet NP students have to find their own, I went to a very respectable state school to elude this problem (and I will not put them on blast) and yet I find myself facing my worse fear.... looking for preceptorship.
This is a call to all NPs, please post on this thread if you will like help precept a student, just post you city and state. I promise to never turn down a student because it a horrible experience to go through. So please I am pleading to you all that have the ability to precept an NP student to do so and let us all do something (Policies) about how NPs are trained.
For starters if there is anybody in the NC who will like to precept please PM me your information if you do not want to post it. Thank you so much for your attention.