A Process for Nurse Practitioner Students to Find Preceptors and Clinical Sites

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603041
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Presentation
Title:
A Process for Nurse Practitioner Students to Find Preceptors and Clinical Sites
Other Titles:
Clinical Education Strategies [Session]
Author(s):
Lofgren, Maria A.; Montgomery, Lou Ann; Montgomery, Lou Ann
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Kappa Xi
Author Details:
Maria A. Lofgren, ARNP, RN, NNP-BC, CPNP, maria-lofgren@uiowa.edu; Lou Ann Montgomery, PhD, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: A Process for ARNP Students to Find Preceptors and Clinical Sites Maria Lofgren, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC and LouAnn Montgomery, PhD, RN-BC As a result of the Affordable Care Act, nurse practitioner programs have steadily increased across the country.  To meet the demands for more providers, many academic institutions have developed distance learning programs leaving students to find preceptors and clinic sites on their own.  At UI Hospitals and Clinics, many of our rising-star staff nurses were enrolled in such programs and needed clinical sites. Because of perceived and real barriers to placing students for clinical rotations within our institution, they often sought placement elsewhere, which often lead to them taking a position outside our organization upon graduation.  In an effort to remove barriers and promote employee retention even if their future role changed, we developed a process to help both the students and the academic ARNP faculty navigate through our system to obtain clinical experiences provided by competent healthcare providers.  The Department of Nursing’s affiliation agreement that already existed was used and an addendum contract for the placing department was developed with hospital legal services.  All UI Hospital and Clinics ARNPs were asked via a survey for permission to be placed on a master list of staff willing to be preceptors for ARNP students.  A checklist was developed to guide the ARNP students through the steps of the placement process.  The checklist involved three major categories: requesting official placement from school, information on how to secure a preceptor, and other required regulatory paperwork.  Once the checklist was completed, the addendum was routed for signature from hospital administrators and the department head of the preceptors. Since the inception of this process in 2012, ARNP students not employed by UI Hospitals and Clinics have also navigated through our system.  To date, we have established affiliation agreements with twenty one ARNP academic programs in nine states.  There have been 63 ARNP students covered under 103 addendum contracts for clinical experiences.   Future plans include exploring alternate clinical experiences for students beyond 1:1 preceptors, developing recruitment and recognition strategies for preceptors, and migrating the paperwork process to an electronic workflow.Brooks, M. V., & Niederhauser, V. P. (2010). Preceptor expectations and issues with nurse practitioner clinical rotations. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 22 (11), 573-579. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2010.00560.x Burns, C., Beauchesne, M., Ryan-Krause, P., & Sawin, K. (2006). Mastering the Preceptor Role: Challenges of Clinical Teaching. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 20 (3), 172-183. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2005.10.012 Davis, M. S., Sawin, K. J., & Dunn, M. (1993). Teaching strategies used by expert nurse practitioner preceptors: a qualitative study. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 5 (1), 27-33. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.1993.tb00837.x Farwell, A. L. (2009). Practitioner preceptors: a shortage of willing mentors. Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, 23 (3), 198-200. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2009.02.009 Gibson, S. E., & Hauri, C. (2000). The pleasure of your company: attitudes and opinions of preceptors toward nurse practitioner preceptees. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 12 (9), 360-363. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2000.tb00196.x
Keywords:
ARNP students; ARNP preceptors; Clinical sites
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15C01
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleA Process for Nurse Practitioner Students to Find Preceptors and Clinical Sitesen
dc.title.alternativeClinical Education Strategies [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorLofgren, Maria A.en
dc.contributor.authorMontgomery, Lou Annen
dc.contributor.authorMontgomery, Lou Annen
dc.contributor.departmentKappa Xien
dc.author.detailsMaria A. Lofgren, ARNP, RN, NNP-BC, CPNP, maria-lofgren@uiowa.edu; Lou Ann Montgomery, PhD, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603041en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, November 8, 2015: A Process for ARNP Students to Find Preceptors and Clinical Sites Maria Lofgren, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC and LouAnn Montgomery, PhD, RN-BC As a result of the Affordable Care Act, nurse practitioner programs have steadily increased across the country.  To meet the demands for more providers, many academic institutions have developed distance learning programs leaving students to find preceptors and clinic sites on their own.  At UI Hospitals and Clinics, many of our rising-star staff nurses were enrolled in such programs and needed clinical sites. Because of perceived and real barriers to placing students for clinical rotations within our institution, they often sought placement elsewhere, which often lead to them taking a position outside our organization upon graduation.  In an effort to remove barriers and promote employee retention even if their future role changed, we developed a process to help both the students and the academic ARNP faculty navigate through our system to obtain clinical experiences provided by competent healthcare providers.  The Department of Nursing’s affiliation agreement that already existed was used and an addendum contract for the placing department was developed with hospital legal services.  All UI Hospital and Clinics ARNPs were asked via a survey for permission to be placed on a master list of staff willing to be preceptors for ARNP students.  A checklist was developed to guide the ARNP students through the steps of the placement process.  The checklist involved three major categories: requesting official placement from school, information on how to secure a preceptor, and other required regulatory paperwork.  Once the checklist was completed, the addendum was routed for signature from hospital administrators and the department head of the preceptors. Since the inception of this process in 2012, ARNP students not employed by UI Hospitals and Clinics have also navigated through our system.  To date, we have established affiliation agreements with twenty one ARNP academic programs in nine states.  There have been 63 ARNP students covered under 103 addendum contracts for clinical experiences.   Future plans include exploring alternate clinical experiences for students beyond 1:1 preceptors, developing recruitment and recognition strategies for preceptors, and migrating the paperwork process to an electronic workflow.Brooks, M. V., & Niederhauser, V. P. (2010). Preceptor expectations and issues with nurse practitioner clinical rotations. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 22 (11), 573-579. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2010.00560.x Burns, C., Beauchesne, M., Ryan-Krause, P., & Sawin, K. (2006). Mastering the Preceptor Role: Challenges of Clinical Teaching. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 20 (3), 172-183. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2005.10.012 Davis, M. S., Sawin, K. J., & Dunn, M. (1993). Teaching strategies used by expert nurse practitioner preceptors: a qualitative study. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 5 (1), 27-33. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.1993.tb00837.x Farwell, A. L. (2009). Practitioner preceptors: a shortage of willing mentors. Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, 23 (3), 198-200. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2009.02.009 Gibson, S. E., & Hauri, C. (2000). The pleasure of your company: attitudes and opinions of preceptors toward nurse practitioner preceptees. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 12 (9), 360-363. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2000.tb00196.xen
dc.subjectARNP studentsen
dc.subjectARNP preceptorsen
dc.subjectClinical sitesen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:42:04Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:42:04Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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