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Posted: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 11:13am
Forum: General discussion

The first semester of the “I CAN” program (Innovative Clinical-Academic Partnership to Enhance NP Preparation for Practice) ended mid-May, and overall it was a successful start to the program! At the conclusion of the first semester, we ran focus groups for both the students and for the preceptors. Results from the focus group discussions revealed that both preceptors and students felt that their wasn’t enough time in the day for teaching or feedback. Many of the students reported that they were seeing every patient on their preceptor’s schedule. We plan to make adjustments inour preceptor orientation to reinforce that students should not be seeing every patient of the day, which may increase time available for teaching and/or feedback. Additionally, we will also be giving the students a clinical orientation at the beginning of next semester to reinforce this expectation to them as well.