Help Finding Preceptors

  1. I'm currently in the process of applying to DNP programs, many of which require me to submit a list of potential future preceptors. I must contact NPs, PAs, or MDs in my area and ask if, when the time comes (i.e. Fall 2020) would they consider taking me as a student to complete my clinicals at their clinic, etc. It isn't a commitment, but rather a way to start figuring out options, that way I'm not frantically searching for preceptors at the last minute when clinical time actually does come during my final years of school.

    Unfortunately, living in the St. Louis area, there are lots of schools and hospitals, and I have been getting nothing but "no's" and no responses from every single person and office I contact. I'm hoping someone on here could give me a tip or suggestion for finding potential preceptors, or perhaps passing along a name or clinic that they know of who happily takes DNP students. I will be entering a Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner DNP program, so peds clinics are ideal.