Preceptors available during COVID-19 crisis in California (June 2020 update)

The coronavirus pandemic will soon enter its seventh month. Nurses are now suffering from “maskne,” and available preceptors in California (and the rest of the US) seem to be at an all-time low. Though some things have improved, others have stayed the same, but NP students now find it even harder to secure preceptors during this crisis.

 

This time, we have reached out to preceptors available in California to confirm that they are still working, and now we bring that list to you, in case you are still searching for one.

 

At NPHub, we like to believe that we are different from the other preceptor matching services. If you can’t or don’t want to use our service, we also have a dedicated guide to finding a preceptor on your own, as well as a recent article on clinical rotations for beginners.

 

For the time being, here’s the updated list of available preceptors in California that you can secure through our website right now. You shouldn’t wait until August to book your rotation, as things might get harder in the coming months.

 

 

Currently accepting students

 

California Primary Care (all ages) / Urgent Care Preceptor in Corona or Anaheim 

This clinic requires Spanish-speaking skills. 90% of its patient population speaks Spanish.

Paperwork process takes 3-4 days. This is a fast-paced urgent care clinic dealing with acute and chronic pain. The clinic offers X-ray, ultrasound, and a lab. Students will make use of many skills and see common procedures, including toenail removals, laceration repairs, and dermatological work. The preceptor prefers students that are driven, not afraid of a challenge and not afraid of asking questions.

This rotation is best suited for second and third year students.

Accepting students starting in: Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Winter 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021

Rotation codes: CORPRI1 or COROTH1

To book this rotation go to: 

 

 

Accepting students starting August 1st, 2020

 

California Primary Care (all ages) Preceptor in Moreno Valley 

Urgent care clinic seeing 11 to 20 patients per day. The clinic works with many diseases and diagnoses multiple acute afflictions, as well as conducting multiple intake physical and annual exams. A regular day at the clinic can consist of a pap smear, 3 to 4 physical exams, 2 to 3 medication management cases, and a possible mini-surgery. They perform blood draws, ultrasounds, physicals, and lab tests, as well as eye and hearing exams.

The clinic offers consecutive days for traveling students and evening hours.

Accepting students starting in: Fall 2020 / Winter 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021

Rotation code: MORPRI1

To book this rotation go to: 

https://nphub.com/student/rotationDetails/MORPRI1

 

 

Accepting students starting November 1st, 2020

 

California Acute Care and Primary Care Preceptor in Torrance 

Partial and acute care clinic with the possibility of working with minor office procedures such as partial nail removals, abscess drainage, laceration repairs, X-ray interpretation, and local anesthesia. High-volume, fast-paced site seeing more than 30 patients a day. The preceptor starts working sometime between 8am and 11am, finishing up at usually 8pm.

Consecutive days and evening hours available. Stethoscope, lab coat and scrubs are required.

Accepting students starting in: Winter 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021

Rotation codes: TORACU2 or TORPRI2

To book this rotation go to: 

 

California Women’s Health (GYN only) and Primary Care (all ages) Preceptor in Ontario 

Large number of women’s health patients. Procedures include: suturing, pap smear, pileup removal and medication management. Requires previous experience with IUDs.

Rotation Hours: Monday to Wednesday (10:00 am – 6:00 am) and Thursday (9:00 am to 5:00 am)

Accepting students starting in: Winter 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021

Rotation code: ONTWOM2 or ONTPRI2

To book this rotation go to:

 

Accepting students starting January 1st, 2021

 

California Primary Care Preceptor (all ages) in Whittier 

Clinical experience includes OB, women’s health, pediatrics and all types of family practice. Bilingual clinic with available consecutive days for traveling students. Evening and weekend hours are also available. It is located near public transportation, such as a bus route,  for student convenience.

Taking students starting in: Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021

Rotation code: WHIPRI1

To book this rotation go to: 

https://nphub.com/student/rotationDetails/WHIPRI1

 

California Primary Care Preceptor (all ages) in Visalia

This is a bilingual clinic offering a stress-free learning experience that includes multiple physical examinations, lots of symptoms related to colds, the flu, allergies, migraines, and multiple men’s health as well as women’s health intro exams. Many patients have this facility as their primary provider, which means that there will be multiple history workups and charting of in-depth backgrounds. 

Rotations hours go from Monday through Wednesday (9:00 am to 6:00 pm)

Accepting students starting in: Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021

Rotation code: VISPRI1

To book this rotation go to: 

https://nphub.com/student/rotationDetails/VISPRI1

 

California Primary Care (adult only) Preceptor in Buena Park

This preceptor only has available rotations on Mondays and offers the opportunity to perform routine physical assessments and consultations, women’s health exams, and to work with walk-in patients. The ordering of lab tests, diagnostic tests, and medications is also a part of the deal. 

The clinic is bilingual, with a high patient volume (more than 30 per day). They don’t work with electronic records and are still using paper charting. They are eager to work with students who know Spanish or Tagalog.

Accepting students starting in: Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Winter 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021

Rotation code: BUEPRI1

To book this rotation go to: 

https://nphub.com/student/rotationDetails/BUEPRI1

 

California Primary Care (all ages or adult only) Preceptor in Santa Rosa 

Private practice seeing 11 to 20 patients a day. Fast paperwork processing (1 to 2 days). The clinic specializes in Family Medicine and does longer appointments for their patients to ensure there’s a proper relationship between them and their provider. Consecutive days available for traveling students.

Rotation Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays (8:00 am – 2:00 pm), Tuesdays and Thursdays (8:00 am – 4:30 pm), Fridays (8:30 – 2:30 pm).

Accepting students starting in: Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021

Rotation codes: SANPRI14 or SARPRI13

To book this rotation go to: 

 

California Primary Care (all ages) Preceptor in Compton (#1)

Out-patient clinic setting including house call or home visits. Located in a low-income area with most patients having multiple conditions. These include Type-II DM, HTN and thyroid problems, among others. The clinic also does family planning and offers OB/GYN services. Students can also expect to perform blood tests, hearing exams, blood pressure testing, and HIV testing. 20 to 30 patients per day, with rapid paperwork processing (2 to 4 days).

The clinic is bilingual and offers weekend hours. The rotations go from Monday to Thursday (9:00 am to 6:00 pm) and Saturday (9:00 am – 1:00 pm).

Accepting students starting in: Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021

Rotation code: COMPRI1

To book this rotation go to: 

https://nphub.com/student/rotationDetails/COMPRI1 

 

California Primary Care (all ages) Preceptor in Compton (#2)

Out-patient setting with 20 to 30 patients per day and fast paperwork processing (1 to 2 days). Located in an underserved community that requires large amounts of physical exams, medication management, and intake assessments. The clinic is bilingual.

Rotation Schedule: Tuesdays and Wednesdays (9:00 am to 5:00 pm). Variations to this schedule are to be expected. Click here for more information.

Taking students starting in: Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021

Rotation code: COMPRI2

To book this rotation go to: 

https://nphub.com/student/rotationDetails/COMPRI2

 

California Pediatrics Preceptor in Rancho Cucamonga 

High-volume clinic seeing more than 30 patients per day. Students will need to familiarize themselves with vaccine schedules and developmental milestones. Offering rotation hours from 9am to 6pm every day of the week.

Accepting students starting in: Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021

Rotation code: RANPED1

To book this rotation go to: 

https://nphub.com/student/rotationDetails/RANPED1

 

California Psychiatry/Mental Health Preceptor in Irvine

The preceptor is a psychiatric NP working with a psychologist in a private practice. The site mostly sees patients with bipolar disorder, multiple personality disorder, chronic depression, family issues and socialistic abnormalities. This also includes patients who have suffered from mental and physical abuse. 60% of the patient population is over the age of 18, but the clinic also works with teenagers. There is a lot of medication management involved.

Rotations go from Monday to Friday (9:00 am to 5:00 pm). Consecutive days are available for traveling students.

Accepting students starting in: Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021

Rotation code: IRVPSY1

To book this rotation go to: 

https://nphub.com/student/rotationDetails/IRVPSY1

 

California Women’s Health (OB+GYN) in San Diego 

This clinic is currently not accepting male students

It offers consecutive days for traveling students and a paperwork processing time of 3 to 4 days.

Out-patient setting where you’ll perform pap smears, mammograms, treatment of vaginal issues and vaginal fungi issues. You can also expect thyroid testing and assessments, and STI or pregnancy prevention and education.

Family planning and birthing plans are also included. The clinic sees expecting mothers from the planning or announcement of the pregnancy and  throughout their prenatal care. Most patients come for this reason.

This site has affiliation agreements in place with the following Universities: Azusa Pacific University, California State (San Marcos), San Diego State University, University of California (San Diego), Western University of Health Sciences, University of San Diego, Scripps Mercy, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Georgetown University, Samuel Merritt University, and the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. 

Please note that any University that does not have an affiliation agreement in place with this site could take up to a year to have it completed.

Rotation Schedule: Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Accepting students starting in: Spring 2021 / Fall 2021

Rotation code: SANWOM2

To book this rotation go to: 

https://nphub.com/student/rotationDetails/SANWOM2

 

California Women’s Health (OB + GYN) Preceptor in Fallbrook 

Only accepting students enrolled in a WHNP program.

Fast-paced clinic offering work with pap smears, birth control, STI testing and education, UTIs, mammograms, hormone management and education, thyroid testing, and annual physical assessments. The clinic is bilingual, with a 60% Hispanic population. They see 20 to 30 patients a day, and the paperwork process takes 3 to 4 days to complete.

Accepting students starting in: Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021

Rotation code: FALWOM1

To book this rotation go to: 

https://nphub.com/student/rotationDetails/FALWOM1

 

 

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These are the current preceptors available in California at this time, but we are always in the process of adding more. If you didn’t find one near you, please go to our website and create your account. There you will be able to conduct a more specific search on our preceptor map.

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