I'm not one to complain. However, I feel the need after my experience at Capella. I'm a preceptor and currently have 3 students (not at once, they're spread out) from different schools. As all preceptors know, with each school, there are various requirements.
One of my students, who I've yet to meet, goes to Capella University. That school has a set of requirements that only the preceptor can perform that would best be described as tedious, time consuming, and plainly ridiculous. I've reached out to them with this issue and let them know that I will not be a preceptor for another student from Capella U unless the process has changed.
This is a sad topic for me to share, as that I'm passionate about the NP profession and know that it is the future of healthcare. Read my previous posts. I've tried hard to post nothing but encouraging to students because of all the negative rhetoric that is out there about NP's. All I can ask is for forgiveness if this post in anyway deters anyone from pursing a career as an NP. It has been the most rewarding job I've had. But the school you go to matters. And while Capella may very well be a fantastic school. The burden placed on the preceptor, who gets absolutely nothing in return other than the satisfaction of helping others, is unsatisfactory.