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Specializes in Telemetry. Has 8 years experience.

Hello,

Are there any Nurse practitioners in the Northern New Jersey area that accept FNP students for practicum rotations? My university requires its students to locate their clinical sites and placements.

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 10 years experience.

Try joining your state NP association as a student, they normally have very reasonable rates and a good NP network.

Numenor, BSN, MSN, NP

Specializes in Internal Medicine. Has 9 years experience.

On 6/9/2020 at 7:27 AM, Kayleigh said:

Hello,

Are there any Nurse practitioners in the Northern New Jersey area that accept FNP students for practicum rotations? My university requires its students to locate their clinical sites and placements.

#1 problem with NP programs that will never change as long as the standards are so low. Good luck with the door knocking.

Kayleigh, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Telemetry. Has 8 years experience.

Thank you for the suggestion about applying to my state NP association. I didn't know I could do that as a student! It's unfortunate that they make this process so difficult- it makes it challenging to complete the necessary requirements. Any suggestions on how to navigate this are much appreciated!

TheSquire, DNP, EMT-B, APN, NP

Specializes in Urgent Care NP, Emergency Nursing, Camp Nursing. Has 10 years experience.

I'm in North/Central NJ, but my current employer didn't want NP students in the before-times, let alone now.

Poke at the clinical coordinator for your school - under their accreditation standards, your school is required to provide you necessary resources to complete the program, and that includes preceptors. You're paying tuition, why aren't they placing you? Med students and PA students get placed.

Kayleigh, BSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Telemetry. Has 8 years experience.

I contacted the clinical coordinator. They intervene once you can prove that five different offices have denied you under five separate healthcare groups in the area. They also require the reason for being rejected along with the contact information.

Numenor, BSN, MSN, NP

Specializes in Internal Medicine. Has 9 years experience.

On 6/14/2020 at 4:53 PM, TheSquire said:

I'm in North/Central NJ, but my current employer didn't want NP students in the before-times, let alone now.

Poke at the clinical coordinator for your school - under their accreditation standards, your school is required to provide you necessary resources to complete the program, and that includes preceptors. You're paying tuition, why aren't they placing you? Med students and PA students get placed.

I have a strong feeling this isn't being enforced. Realistically how is a school in Vermont going to provide preceptors in LA. It makes 0 sense.

This was a hollow policy change from the get-go

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TheSquire, DNP, EMT-B, APN, NP

Specializes in Urgent Care NP, Emergency Nursing, Camp Nursing. Has 10 years experience.

1 hour ago, Numenor said:

I have a strong feeling this isn't being enforced. Realistically how is a school in Vermont going to provide preceptors in LA. It makes 0 sense.

This was a hollow policy change from the get-go

And that's why you go to a brick-and-mortar program, ladies and gents

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 10 years experience.

Securing clinical placements for students is a requirement of accreditation, regardless of brick and mortar or online.

TheSquire, DNP, EMT-B, APN, NP

Specializes in Urgent Care NP, Emergency Nursing, Camp Nursing. Has 10 years experience.

7 minutes ago, BostonFNP said:

Securing clinical placements for students is a requirement of accreditation, regardless of brick and mortar or online.

You know this, and I know this, but good luck getting an online school to do this without kicking and screaming

Numenor, BSN, MSN, NP

Specializes in Internal Medicine. Has 9 years experience.

2 hours ago, BostonFNP said:

Securing clinical placements for students is a requirement of accreditation, regardless of brick and mortar or online.

I have not seen enforced in all actuality though. I really would like someone to explain that with the hundreds of online NP schools how one could find a preceptor for a student across the country. Local B&M programs even struggle with this and they have networking on their side!

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 10 years experience.

9 hours ago, Numenor said:

I have not seen enforced in all actuality though. I really would like someone to explain that with the hundreds of online NP schools how one could find a preceptor for a student across the country. Local B&M programs even struggle with this and they have networking on their side!

I know both Georgetown and Simmons online programs manage it. That being said those are both expensive, quality programs with relatively small class sizes.

11 hours ago, TheSquire said:

You know this, and I know this, but good luck getting an online school to do this without kicking and screaming

They can choose not to do it, but won't be able top get re-accredited and problems solved, though that doesn't help the currents students.

StacyAtheNurse, BSN, MSN

Specializes in OR SCRUBULATOR. Has 7 years experience.

NPHub is an option. Google it. Good luck.