I am an adult PMHNP and I regularly precept MD geriatric fellows doing psychiatry rounds for a major company. I had planned to use a lot of these hours to fulfill one of the ANCC categories until I noticed that it specifies that NPs must only supervise NP/CNS students to fulfill this requirement. At first I assumed that was to prevent NPs from supervising, say, RNs or something to try to get credits. The ANCC said that was correct and that supervising MD/DOs in psychiatry doesn't count.
The question you may be asking yourself is why MDs doing a fellowship wouldn't just use a MD psychiatrist. One reason is probably because it's difficult to get the psychiatrists to do it, and also that there seems to be shortage in my area. Regardless, we're at the very least at the same level. I don't see how that shouldn't count. Has anyone had this experience before and managed to get special permission or filed a petition to change that, etc?
I remember it being almost impossible to find a NP preceptor when I was a student and often had to use MD/DOs. Now I just want to do the opposite. I'd be happy to precept NP students if I knew of any, but in the interim, I'd think that supervising the same (or higher, depending on who you ask) level should count.