Hi All; I am new to this site and wanted to get your options about the current state of NP programs. I started a FNP program at a brick and mortar university and did well my first semester. The discouraging aspect is we need to find our own preceptors for all clinicals. I have found that to be daunting. I seems that NPs and docs are burned out from precepting and I can understand that.
There seems to be a surplus of NP students who need preceptors and a shortage of preceptors. I am discouraged and thinking about changing my MSN program from FNP to Nurse educator or administrater.
Please tell me how your experiences have been with getting preceptors. I am searching for a reason to continue the FNP program and finding it difficult. I am on the "fence" and starting to think that the program will be impossible to complete.
Thank you in advance.