I am currently wrapping up my MSN with a specialization in education. However, the school I'm attending is starting an FNP program in the fall which I would really like to enroll in.
This is the concern/red flag that I have going up. They say since it is an online/distance learning program that we are responsible for locating our own preceptors for our clinical experience at the end of the program. This is four quarters, and approximately 600 hours of clinical experience.
Is this normal or should I look elsewhere?
Any tips from people who have had to seek out preceptors?
I live in Baton Rouge, LA. Louisiana, which has not accepted the program yet. However, approximately 36 states are approved, and several more are in process, so I could do clinicals in another state if I had to. Hubby said that if I went this course, we could relocate for for my career.
I really, really want to do this, but I am nervous about such a big step and want to make sure I am doing all my research before I take the leap.