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Pediatric Preceptor for FNP Student in Twin Cities area

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Specializes in med-surg, family practice, bariatrics. Has 21 years experience.

As many of us know, it is difficult for find preceptors as FNP students. I am hoping this posting will help. I have been a nurse for the past 18 years, so I am well seasoned in the field of nursing and have excellent communication skills with patients and other providers. I am starting my adult practicum this December, but am looking for a preceptor for my pediatric rotation beginning March 2015. I have contacted several area pediatrician clinics, but one just implemented a new EHR system and staff is already overwhelmed and the other will already be taking 2 students. Are there any FNP or DNP professionals in the St Paul/Minneapolis area who would be willing to help?

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 10 years experience.

Have you contacted your program for help?

Have you joined your local NP association?

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luv4health

Specializes in med-surg, family practice, bariatrics. Has 21 years experience.

Have you contacted your program for help?

Have you joined your local NP association?

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Thanks for your response. Yes, I am a student member and am

planning to attend the annual conference in November. Unfortunately, the pediatric practices here employ mostly MDs who are too busy to become a preceptor.

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 10 years experience.

Perhaps ypu will make a connection at the conference.

Your program should help you then, they must be (painfully) aware of the lack of local pediatric placements.

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luv4health

Specializes in med-surg, family practice, bariatrics. Has 21 years experience.

Thanks for your reply. I have contacts my programs nurse field office and they said to "keep trying". I am a member of my local NP organization, but thus far, most of the pediatric NPs are urgent care, ER or in a pediatric specialty such as neonates or teens. I continue to search!