The importance of preceptors has never been more evident. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought greater awareness of our nation’s shortage of healthcare providers. FNU students are primed and ready to help fill these gaps, but they must have clinical hours to complete their course requirements and gain the real-world experience they need to excel.
In this blog, we look at several aspects of precepting, including the specialties most in need of preceptors, how to become a preceptor, and the long-lasting impact of preceptors on FNU students. We also thank our devoted preceptors who share their time and knowledge year after year. We hope you will be inspired by all those who generously give their time and expertise.
Preceptors are in demand for the following specialties:
- Certified Nurse-Midwife
- Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
- Certified Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner
- Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Did You Know: Precepting Facts and Figures
- In the Winter 2022 term, FNU had 823 students in clinical courses.
- The average FNU student needs three clinical sites to complete all required experiences.
- The need is great and the competition for clinical sites is heavy.
- The demand for preceptors is constant.
What else do you gain from being an FNU preceptor?
Preceptors get to promote their profession through the education and guidance of their future peers. You can help expand access to quality, compassionate care to rural and underserved populations. FNU preceptors earn an honorarium based on the percentage of time spent precepting students.
Are you interested in being a preceptor for an FNU student?
FNU needs preceptors with the following credentials:
- National certification in a specialty area
- One year of relevant experience in an advanced practice role
- Master’s Degree or higher in a nursing-related field
- MDs and DOs
Are you ready to learn more about precepting? Contact FNU’s Clinical Outreach and Placement Services. Our staff can answer questions about the process to become a preceptor; provide support to preceptors when using the online preceptor profile portal; and outline the benefits of precepting, including preceptor honorariums.
Visit our website to begin the preceptor application process today!