The Frontier Nursing University (FNU) Quarterly Bulletin always aims to inform, and the Winter 2022 issue is no different. In particular, the Winter issue takes an in-depth look at precepting and the very important role that preceptors play in the lives of our students.
“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,” explained Director of Clinical Outreach and Placement Stephanie Boyd, BS. “In the Quarterly Bulletin, we take a 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 continue to share their time and expertise year after year. We hope you will be inspired by all those who give so generously of their time and expertise.”
Our coverage of precepting goes beyond the hows and whys. Through letters to each other, preceptors and students explain the value of the experience and its lasting impact on their careers. We also answer some of the most common questions prospective preceptors ask and share the results of our preceptor survey.
Of course, there is plenty of other FNU news to share. As we mourn the passing of Kitty Ernst in December, we pay tribute to her memory and lasting impact. We encourage you to read her remarkable story and join us in celebrating a life well-lived.
This issue also shares the story of two FNU graduates who recently opened their own clinic in Iowa, becoming just the second such clinic in the state to accept insurance for homebirth midwifery services. They explain the vastly different routes they took to arrive at the same point, partners providing a much-needed service to their community.
We also share some very exciting news about the Family Nurse Practitioner program and the recent accomplishments of our faculty, alumni, students, and staff, including new jobs, published articles, and awards. Learn more, too, about FNU’s free Introduction to Cultural Safety Course, which is available to all those interested.
All this and more is in this issue of the FNU Quarterly Bulletin. Click here to view it online or download the Winter 2022 Quarterly Bulletin today!