The Struggle for Preceptors

  1. Hello fellow NP students! I am posting this because I am attending an online school that does not provide preceptors and I am so frustrated with it! I have lost 2 preceptors already and haven't even started my first clinical rotation. I have talked to other students in the same situation. I now have to go through trying to contact doc offices at the last minute because I didn't have a plan c. Anyone else enduring this frustrating process? I am regretting the fact that I chose a school like this!
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  3. by   TherapeuticRN
    Hello,
    There is a new company which developed out of the same frustrations, felt by a fellow nurse. ClinicalMatchMe. Maybe they can help. Google it!
    Best Wishes!!
    Last edit by TherapeuticRN on Oct 29, '17 : Reason: Typo
  4. by   BostonFNP
    Ask your program for help please don't rely on third party pay to play services.
  5. by   lhflanurseNP
    Schools utilize various "reporting" systems for clinicals and have providers in the "system"...you may want to contact your clinical advisor to see if you can search the database for your area. When I started, my first preceptor died, my second retired, and my third developed cancer! Had to start all over. This occurred with my first 3 clinical rotations.
  6. by   Rparkzes
    Hello, Just wanted to know how its coming along with Walden. I am applying for the AGNP and wanted to hear from someone how its going. I have an ASN and will do the ASN to NP.
  7. by   umbdude
    Quote from Rparkzes
    Hello, Just wanted to know how its coming along with Walden. I am applying for the AGNP and wanted to hear from someone how its going. I have an ASN and will do the ASN to NP.
    I don't think OP was specifically talking about Walden. If you do a search using the search bar, you will find quite a bit of information on Walden.
  8. by   anne_marie_oregon
    This is my biggest worry about starting NP school with Chamberlain!!! Right now I am a travel RN in California ... and I have no idea how I will figure out getting a clinical preceptor!!!
  9. by   BostonFNP
    Quote from anne_marie_oregon
    This is my biggest worry about starting NP school with Chamberlain!!! Right now I am a travel RN in California ... and I have no idea how I will figure out getting a clinical preceptor!!!
    Then hit pause and wait for a bit; this is a big investment, don't pt yourself in a bad position starting out.
  10. by   smileyfacefee
    The program has been going ok. I actually had to sit out this semester because I couldn't find another preceptor so short of notice. I am still having a tough time finding a precept or and am looking into other options. Now that the medical school in my area started their NP programs...the area is pretty much locked with them. I encourage if you can to find a program that provides them if you can and prevent this headache.

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