I was wondering if anyone knows if you can do extra clinical hours during an NP program? I'm contemplating becoming an ACNP to work in an ED/urgent care one day, but if I can't find an ED job soon I might not have much experience. To combat this, I was thinking maybe I could do a lot of extra clinical hours in the program over the time I'm in it. I've noticed many programs require only around 700 hours, estimating 15-20 hours a week. If I did full time, I could do double that.
1. Anyone done that? Is it possible?
2. Could I just get multiple preceptors to do this?
3. Would it potentially help with ED NP jobs if they worry about me having little ED RN experience and I explain that I did double the required clinical hours to ensure I was we'll prepared?