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Preceptors and clinical sites

The Department of Nursing has established strong clinical partnerships throughout the community to provide students with robust learning experiences to enhance didactic education. A team of staff and faculty work to grow new and develop existing partnerships to ensure students have high quality preceptors and clinical experiences.

Family nurse practitioners clinicals

  • FNP clinical hours focus on family medicine clinicals in the outpatient, primary-care setting. Students also complete clinical hours in ob-gyn, internal medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, and other specialty settings.
  • Clinical rotations may include the following health care settings: large health care systems, community clinics, rural health, retail health, on-site health services, urgent care settings, home-based primary care, correctional health, private specialty clinics and more.
  • Preceptors include certified nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, medical doctors, doctors of osteopathic medicines and physician assistants.
  • The DNP FNP program has a DNP Clinical Coordinator who secures and assigns student clinical FNP placements and preceptors. This takes the burden off of the student for finding clinical sites and preceptors. Students can still find placements on their own with approval from DNP Clinical Coordinator. 

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) scholarship project

The purpose is to plan, implement, and evaluate a scholarly project that can integrate all the DNP Essentials into practice (AACN, 2015). The scope of the project varies significantly depending on student interest and clinical site need. Students may complete projects in their current workplace, at a FNP clinical site, with a community-based organization, another health care organization or other faculty-approved site.

Additional references for the DNP scholarship project

Contact information

Interested in precepting a DNP student for NP clinical hours? Contact the DNP Program Director, Kerry Johnson at​​​​​​​.