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Freckledkorican has 1 years experience as a RN and specializes in BSN, RN.

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Hello,

As if things weren't difficult before COVID-19, it's tougher now to find preceptors. I am a GWU FNP student and not having any luck after contacting 50+ offices (started before the virus). Does anyone know of any Pediatric NPs/MDs/DOs willing to take a student this August? I live in northern VA, but willing to travel up to 2 hours away in VA and in MD.

Thank you!

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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Check out your states NP associations to see if they have list of preceptors. https://www.aanp.org/

Consider joining your professional association to make contacts in your area, annual dues are $55.00:  https://www.aanp.org/student-resources

 

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See if you have an Area Health Education Center (AHEC) regional office somewhere around you. I called a minimum of one provider/office every day for four months, and finally when I just happened to call an AHEC office (because I was calling anybody and everybody), they have been incredibly helpful, and landed my pediatric preceptor easily.

https://www.nationalahec.org/

 

 

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I thought the CCNE passed a law that schools are required to provide clinical sites to students?

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Freckledkorican has 1 years experience as a RN and specializes in BSN, RN.

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Hello,

I appreciate all the advice. I joined organizations months ago.

On 5/1/2020 at 9:46 AM, Rebelution said:

See if you have an Area Health Education Center (AHEC) regional office somewhere around you. I called a minimum of one provider/office every day for four months, and finally when I just happened to call an AHEC office (because I was calling anybody and everybody), they have been incredibly helpful, and landed my pediatric preceptor easily.

https://www.nationalahec.org/

 

 

I didn't know about the above. Thank you for the information, Rebelution!

I believe the CCNE did pass the standard, but it is unenforced(?). My program tries to assist students, but the burden is on us to find preceptors.

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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On 5/1/2020 at 9:46 AM, Rebelution said:

See if you have an Area Health Education Center (AHEC) regional office somewhere around you. I called a minimum of one provider/office every day for four months, and finally when I just happened to call an AHEC office (because I was calling anybody and everybody), they have been incredibly helpful, and landed my pediatric preceptor easily.

https://www.nationalahec.org/

Thanks for the info about Area Health Education Center (AHEC) ---  unaware of this organization, now in my master file healthcare orgs!!

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