Not directly. If you work at a large facility and your preceptor does not work directly with you, this is acceptable.
Typically, 300 hours are completed per semester, which works out to 22-24 hours per week. The Weston campus NP program has a 2-3 week winter intersession, while the online NP program has three semesters. All 600 hours are required to graduate from the NP clinical program.
For a typical master’s NP student, clinicals start in your second year. You must have already completed courses 641 and 650, and have an unencumbered RN license prior to the start of clinicals.
This is a collaborative effort between the graduate clinical team and incoming students. Students will have a role in finding their own placements, however students may have additional assistance from our clinical coordinators.
The break down of hours depends on your specialty track:
600 hours will focus on covering the pediatric population from birth to age 21.
150 Hours in adult primary care, 150 hours in geriatric primary care, 150 hours in women’s health, 150 hours in pediatrics (may include a school-based setting for 50 hours).
600 hours will focus diagnostic evaluation, treatment including psychotherapy, and medication management of mental health problems across the lifespan. 400 hours in adult psychiatry, 100 hours in geriatric psychiatry and 100 hours in pediatric psychiatry.
190 hours in obstetrics, 310 hours in gynecology, and 100 hours in primary care.
250 hours in adult primary care, 250 hours in geriatric primary care, 50 hours in hospice and 50 hours in women’s health.
|Track/Major||Courses||Adult||Geriatric >65yo||Pediatric <21yo||OB/GYN||Specialty|
|Pediatric||NU 664A / NU 665A||1. 600 or
|Family||NU 664B / NU 665B||1. 150
|Psych/Mental Health||NU 664C / NU 665C||100+||100+||100+||Required Therapy Hours: 150-250
|Women's Health||NU 664D / NU 665D||100||190 OB
|Adult-Geriatric||NU 664E / NU 665E||1. 250
|50 Hospice or
50 Hospice and 100 Specialty
Not always, however your preceptor must be an NP if you are becoming an NP. Sometimes certified midwives, MDs, etc. might be acceptable, but you will need to discuss this with your clinical coordinator.
Yes, for every 240 hours precepted, the preceptor can have 1 free course voucher to use for any class. This voucher is valid for 2 years from the date it was issued. Preceptors can earn more than 1 voucher per year.
These settings are typically referred to as specialty clinical hours – up to 100 hours can be completed in an acute setting. Urgent care hours and Occupational Health hours may be considered toward your primary care hours if you receive prior approval from your clinical faculty program director.
Yes: Castlebranch, Malpractice Insurance, possible immunization fee, depending on insurance coverage.