Shortage of Nurse Practitioner Preceptors - page 4

by ashonman

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Is there a national shortage of Nurse Practitioners who are willing to precept? I am finding it very difficult to find a preceptor, MD's are very quick to offer what they have, unfortunately as a NP student I have to have a... Read More


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    Thanks for the advice. You are the second person that has recommended multiple preceptors for shorter time periods.

    What paperwork are you referring to for the BON?
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    I agree with mystory completely. Why should we expect NP preceptors to precept for free? I am extremely grateful that my preceptors have been so gracious, but we are relying on preceptors' altruism. And this business of schools telling students to go out and find their own preceptors is nonsense. How is the student supposed to judge how appropriate a clinical site is?
    mystory, Miss Molly, and elkpark like this.
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    I am finding it difficult to find a NNP preceptor in Tulsa, OK. Classes start next month and I am out of options within Tulsa and out of the city. If I can't find a site, I will be delayed a year and going out of state is not an option due to school, work, and family obligations. If any NNP's in the Tulsa/Oklahoma City area want to precept me...I would forever be grateful!!!
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    Could be an issue of nurses still eating their young, but I suspect it is a legal issue. I finished my BSN via on online university and had completed all but my last clinical class for graduation that required a NP or Masters Prepared Nurse preceptor. I had to sit on that unfinished degree for two years because of being unable to locate such a preceptor. Apparently not only must he or she agree to this, but the facility and the NPs boss must also agree and there is the very important and legal paperwork of the Memorandum of Understanding that must take place between the facility and the school's legal dept. Good grief what a huge pile of red tape. I am now about to begin my first semester in Family Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Educator duel degree option this fall and I've chosen a school that supplies my preceptors/clinical rotations FOR ME for this reason.
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    Hi,
    Just curious about paying preceptors. My school does not pay preceptors and we have to find our own. How much do they get paid and do you have to pay that fee in addition to your tuition? I think I'll offer to pay and that might entice someone to do it, I just wasn't sure what the standard rate was. THanks,

    Amanda
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    Quote from mellebelle
    I am a Family Nurse Practitioner working in NC and recently responded to a survey (?) or a poll (?) from one of the professional advanced NP organizations (ancc) or (acnp) or (ana-np specific)...well anyway, I responded that I'd be happy to precept-any student that needed my time or guidance. THE REASON: Because I remember how difficult it was (12 years ago) to find willing preceptors...or even to approach a colleague to mention that I needed a preceptor. Reviewing these posts, makes me feel that some of us "older birds" have forgotten how difficult it was to build that first nest. If any of us more experienced "older birds" are reading this and would like to search our memory banks for what it was like to acquie preceptors when "we were back in time", please feel free to respond or post somewhere on this forum that you'd be glad to precept or you know a fellow NP who'd be willing to precept.

    I'd love to precept....please respond. I am in NC in the Triad region-working in ED. Have no fear-I do not bark-I have not eaten anything young in years...well except my morning eggs!

    I would like to use you for a preceptor. I am also in the triad area looking for a preceptor from Jan 2013 until April 2013. I am a student at the University of Cincinnati, completing a degree in Adult Nurse Practitioner.
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    I need a ANP preceptor. I am so frustrated, NP's are literally slamming doors in my face. I had a successful clinical from an MD that took me in Spring of '13 but she only promised me 1 semester. So I've been searching and searching. Every NP that I have approached in a 50 mile radius fas said no!. I live in theAtlanta Georgia area and there are plenty here but they don't want to be bothered. How are we supposed to finish if they won't precept us? I desperately need some help!!!!!. Attending classes with no clinical.

    If you now of anyone in Atlanta willing to help in Ped's or Geriatric's please let me know. Thanks, Karen
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    I'm paying almost $20,000 tuition per year at a highly-ranked public university DNP program. We have to find our own preceptors. I think it's sad we've come to this. The universities should be providing preceptors of known quality, IMO.
    NYCGuy86 and priorities2 like this.
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    Quote from Multicollinearity
    I'm paying almost $20,000 tuition per year at a highly-ranked public university DNP program. We have to find our own preceptors. I think it's sad we've come to this. The universities should be providing preceptors of known quality, IMO.
    Ridiculous. My NP program found preceptors for us. But my tuition was a lot more than $20,000 per year. I have seen students from other programs frantically looking for a preceptor as each new semester begins. I feel bad for them and the stress they are going through.
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    is there any preceptor from Dallas, TX for an Adult nurse practioner student?


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