NP Preceptor



I just had a question about the formalities of when a NP/MD accepts you as a student to precept. I had a Dr who doesn't know me who was nice enough to say he would precept me this fall. My school hasn't been very good at guiding me during this process. My question is, is it customary to send a thank you letter prior to the start of my clinicals this fall? Or I only send one after clinicals are completed? Should I schedule a meeting or step in the office prior to clinicals? I don't want to be overbearing because I know family practices are busy, but I also don't want to seem ungrateful....just curious as to what the norm is.



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Specializes in OR Nursing, Critical Care, Med-surg. Has 4 years experience.

hey Ashley,

How did you go about meeting this preceptor. I am in the same boat. I have a preceptor that I have no prior relationship with, who agreed to precept me during this upcoming semester. Did you end up scheduling a meeting with him/her prior to your clinical rotations to speak on expectations and goals and etcetera? Or did you guys get that established on your first day?


ms_sgr, BSN, NP

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Go to Nurse Practitioner Associations & Organizations. Locate your state and organization. Copy and paste the organization name into the search engine. You might have to join the organization to access the preceptor directory. Send emails to several (20-30 or more) preceptors or NP. I hope that this helps.