Securing preceptors is such a difficult task. I've been very fortunate at the last minute by finding preceptors. For my first semester, I asked my PCP -which she agreed. Ask your PCP if she/he is willing to precept you as a student. However, when I followed up with her, she was unable to. I had asked my school for help - I would very lucky to have had the assistance.
I would also email providers at my workplace, which was a fail. Many would ignore, however, many would respond - but politely decline. I've had one success through emailing multiple providers directly. I would also email managers - but that got me no where.
I also went up to sites and handed my resume and cover letter - but nothing. I would get hopeless at times.
I looked on my local NP organization's website, and even those fail to help realistically. Attending meetings face to face would probably be more helpful. But thankfully, I received a notification of a new NP preceptor on my local site that was willing to help students. I quickly emailed her and got nothing. I went up to her workplace and handed the front desk my cover letter, resume, student handbook et cetera. I did that on a Friday. Heard nothing Saturday. Sunday she responded and agreed to precept me.
I also used "who I know." I work with a PA and she's a lead PA in her department. She asked her PA colleagues and I was able to get a yes from someone. I also used Facebook's NP organizations, local and state organizations - and asked on there.
This definitely needs to change. I know providers get annoyed with the countless emails and contacts, but what else am I to do if I want to graduate on time?! I hate this is how us students have to obtain preceptors; there needs to be a more standardized process with this. Why is it that NP students have to obtain there own preceptors, whereas PA and MD student do not have this problem? The curriculum, in my honest opinion, needs to change as well. I am so sorry you're struggling with this.
Stay hopeful and Good luck!