I am starting an RN to BSN program next month. At some point in the program I will need a preceptor/mentor. Does anyone know how I could go about finding such a person? I'd appreceiate any information on the matter.
Sep 23, '09
I hope someone answers...I have the same question. i'm hoping to go to USA's program next fall. I'm in Birmingham, but I would be willing to travel to Montgomery if it meant finally getting school stuff together.
Sep 23, '09
No word from anyone other than you, so far. I'm so concerned because I've read many, many blogs about how difficult, if not impossible it is. I am now thinking I may need go another route. I'm thinking of going back to UOP. Their description of their requirements only says that you have to have a mentor. It's much easier to get someone with a BSN to help you. I have a bachelor's in another field so I can go directly into the Master's program. Actually, I started at UOP in the Master's program several years ago, but I didn't finish. I'm not real sure what to do. Difficulty finding a preceptor may stop lots of people from persuing advanced nursing degrees, if they need a practium. Thanks for commenting.
Sep 24, '09
When I think about it, it's harder to think of someone with an MSN to precept Rn-BSN courses than it is to think of someone to precept form MSN (I can only think of doctors not MSN prepared nurses/nurse practitioners). I knew a DO when I worked in Pensacola who precepted FNP students, but can think of no MSN's. It certainly made me rethink the distance option...it's less trouble to move and start over in a new place (I've done that a few times already for my education and my husband's.)