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As an FNP-track student, you will complete 750 precepted clinical hours in your community. Working with Medical Doctors (MD’s), Osteopathic Physicians (DO’s) and Nurse Practitioners who agree to mentor you through this skill-building phase, your local preceptor will make sure you receive an outstanding learning experience at a site as close to home as possible.

Your clinical experiences focus on ambulatory, primary-care practice. Geriatric, adult, pediatric, obstetric and gynecologic populations are all included in your clinical rotations that take place in a range of settings, including private practices, community clinics, public health facilities, and some specialty clinics. During your seminar weekends, classes and skills workshops introduce skills and intellectual concepts that you will integrate into your clinical rotations.

WesternU College of Graduate Nursing Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) proegram students get hands-in training during an ENP procedural skills day

Post-Masters FNP Clinical experience

This partnership between the academic and clinical worlds not only prepares you for clinical practice, but also positions you for employment opportunities.

Most students obtain precepted experiences at multiple sites to obtain the widest possible experience in practice patterns, skill sets, and specialties. Clinical faculty will perform evaluations each semester to determine your progress with preceptor interactions, and patient encounters to ensure your experiences meet our rigorous standards.

You will have your choice of working in community clinics, private practices, urgent care sites, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, Indian reservations, military sites, specialty clinics, or family practices within your home state.