MSN program in need of preceptors

MSN program in need of preceptors

by Ruth Wooten, BSN student

The MSN program is in need of APRN preceptors in all of the following areas: pediatrics, gerontology, family/adult/primary care, urology, psychiatric, immediate care, corrections, dermatology, neurology, allergy/asthma, and especially in women’s health.

“I find it especially difficult to find women's health preceptors. Not only are my students competing with other universities for these preceptors, they are competing with other nurse practitioner students also, since adult nurse practitioner (ANP) and family nurse practitioner (FNP) students need women's health experience as well," said Dr. Marianne Hutti, Coordinator of the Women’s Health-Family Nurse Practitioner (WHNP-FNP) Dual Major Program.

Current APRNs, including Dr. Hutti, have all been clinically educated by experienced APRNs who were willing to share their knowledge with students. Almost all program coordinators at UofL, precept students, however, as full-time faculty the program coordinators cannot practice enough to provide all the precepted clinical hours students in the MSN program need. 

 If you are a UofL nurse practitioner graduate, and are willing to share your expertise with a current UofL NP student, please contact our Clinical Placement Coordinator Susan Rames: