Precepting Needs for Advanced Practice Provider & Graduate/Doctoral Nursing Students

Children’s pediatric clinical rotation program is designed to cultivate the advanced degree student’s clinical experiences for role development and course completion. You will gain knowledge and experiences needed to complete your degree and begin an advanced career in your chosen field.

Applications for precepted experiences are approved based on preceptor resources and availability. Student resources must be properly approved through the respective Children’s education office.

Eligibility & Priority for Approval

Who is eligible for the Advanced Practice Provider (APP) or Graduate Nursing student clinical experience?

All APP or graduate nursing student clinical experiences must be pre-approved before initiating the experience.

  • The Office of Education will manage the Physician Assistant student process.
  • The Nursing Education Department will manage the nurse practitioner and other graduate nursing student processes.

A contract between Children’s and the student’s graduate college is required before the experience is initiated. Students must complete pre-requisite assessments and training before starting their precepted experience.

What is the priority for approving APP and graduate nursing student clinical requests?

Employees who are APP or graduate nursing students will be given priority in their requests for student experiences.

Physician providers may precept APP or graduate nursing students of their choice as long as the student follows all other requirements listed on this website.

What type of nurse practitioner programs are supported by Children’s?

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center supports the following nurse practitioner student programs:

  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care (PNP-AC)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Children’s Physicians supports the following nurse practitioner student programs:

  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Areas Involved in the Rotation Program

Physician Assistant Student Experience with a Provider Preceptor

Children’s supports the education of eligible Physician Assistant (PA) students through primary care and specialty care experiences. All rotations must be pre-coordinated through the Office of Education and the school of record. Questions may be directed to

Nurse Practitioner Student Experiences with a Provider Preceptor

Applications for precepted experiences approved based on preceptor resources and availability. There is a minimum requirement of 50 hours of clinical precepting time requested. Shadow experiences will be arranged via the clinical preceptor. If you have questions, contact

The following locations or services may have preceptors available:

  • Children’s Physicians’ Primary Care Offices
  • Children’s Specialty Pediatric Center (SPC)
    • Numerous outpatient specialty clinics with care provided by specialty providers from Children’s Specialty Physicians. Specialty care and expertise in the treatment of children from newborn through teen are the focus of Children’s Specialty Physicians. They are the largest group of pediatric specialists in the region with more than 160 experienced physicians who have advanced specialization and board certification in a wide range of medical and surgical specialties unique to the care of children.
  • Children’s Acute Care Services
    • Numerous providers offer care to children in inpatient settings at Children’s.

MSN–Nursing Education, MSN-Nursing Admin, MSN Nursing Informatics Experiences with a Nurse Leader, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Education Specialist, Clinical Informaticist

Nursing leaders (Directors or Clinical Managers), Clinical Nurse Specialists or Clinical Education Specialists (MSN in Nursing Education or Admin) or Clinical Informaticists are available to provide supervised clinical instruction upon request.

Application Deadline & Process

All Applications for 2020 are due October 1, 2019

Physician Assistant Applicants

Work with your school coordinators to apply for the rotation by October 1, 2019. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Education at

Masters of Nursing and Doctoral Nursing Program Applicants

For experiences with a provider at Children’s Physicians, there are 2 parts to the application:

  1. MSN-DNP student must contact the Children’s Physicians office manager for the respective location that they are interested in precepting at. The manager will facilitate the preceptor request with available providers.
  2. The MSN-DNP student must apply online here and include name of provider that they have confirmed their experience with.

Apply For Children’s Physicians Experience

Applications due October 1, 2019

For experiences with a provider at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in the hospital or Children’s Specialty Pediatric Center (SPC), preceptors will be provided as they are available. Student must apply online.

Apply For Hospital or SPC Experience

Applications due October 1, 2019

The Nursing Education Department will confirm with the nursing student all other aspects of the experience including contract with their school and the on-boarding process. Only those applications with a preceptor identified will be honored.

All fields in the application must be completed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications received after October 1, 2019 will not be considered except in special circumstances.

Notification of Acceptance

Applicants will be approved based on preceptor resources and availability. Notifications of acceptance will be sent within a few weeks after the deadline.

To check on the status of your application:

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