Securing a clinical placement site on your own can be a challenge. Fortunately, many FNP programs across the country are willing to lend a helping hand. If you’re looking to attend a program in the western region of the states, here are seven Family Nurse Practitioner programs that provide clinical placements for their students.
Though the FNP program at Holy Names University works with many preceptors in a variety sites throughout the Northern California region, the professors do recommend that students be flexible in their placements as the school is not always able to offer exactly what each student wants in their clinical site.
Because SF State is dedicated to practicing social justice with an unwavering commitment to reduce health disparities within local communities, the program places its FNP students in community health practicums in underserved San Francisco neighborhoods.
UC Denver arranges clinical placements for all of its FNP students who reside in the Denver Metro area, which incompasses the counties of Jefferson, Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Broomfield and Boulder. Students who do not live in the area, however, are responsible for securing a faculty approved clinical site on their own.
The largest private school in the country, BYU places FNP students in clinical experiences throughout urban and rural Utah. Many of the facilities maintain continual clinical research programs and innovative management strategies that are appropriate for graduate students. The sites also offer a challenging experience for students that help their development as independent practitioners.