Where is UC. I would think you were talking about University of California, but then you said Ohio, so are you speaking of University of Columbus???? I agree clinicals are a nightmare. I'm just now at the point of my MSN program at CSUDH in Carson, CA where I have to find a clinical preceptor for community health. My experience is that the schools
DON'T pay preceptors. Is that a regular practice that most schools do, they pay preceptors. Anyway, my adviser told me two weeks ago she would send me a list of contracted potential clinical sites in my area (San Diego), and so far nothing. I've given up apologizing for bothering her, and e-mail her every day. I'm about at the point now that I'm going to begin cold-calling public health departments, but I don't even know what my course content will be covering, so I don't know what to tell them my expectations are for a preceptored experience, plus I don't know how many hours I'm expected to be with a preceptor. I only know that portion of the class is 2 units. I had know idea until I recently touched base with this website in looking for which DNP program I'm going to go to after graduation, that this finding of clinicals is such a headache. I can only imagine what it will be like if I go to University of Alabama or Sinclair in Missouri. I looked at a list of clinical affiliations for Sinclair and none were in San Diego. There were 3 listed in California, and non in my area. This is going to be an interesting challenge. I am thinking of going to Brandman in Irvine for my PMHNP DNP if they receive their CCNE accrediation, which is something that should be happening this fall. I was hoping that since that university is at least in CA, they would have a better connection for clinicals in San Diego, but I'm not getting a good feeling since I'm currently having a hard time with CSUDH and I know they have quite a few students in San Diego area. I haven't even yet gotten to my role option experience which will be spring and fall of 2012, so we'll see what that is like. CSUDH does not have PMHNP, only FNP, so I'm doing the Masters in Nurse Administration. I'm hoping I don't run into a lot of road blocks when that rolls around.