Advanced Practice Providers (APP) Student Clinical Placement Program

Clinical placements are an essential element of students’ graduate education, providing them with an opportunity to apply the concepts, care methods, and care coordination principles they learn in the classroom to direct work with patients. Clinical rotations for APPs allow a chance to assume the role of an autonomous provider, while still benefiting from the supervision and guidance of a preceptor.

The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Student Program assists the roles of the Physician Assistant (PA) and the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). The APRN encompasses four roles: certified nurse midwife (CNM), certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA), clinical nurse specialist (CNS), and nurse practitioner (NP). In addition to APRNs and PAs, the APP Student Program assists RNs who are seeking an advanced nursing degree such as MSN or DNP and would like to do their clinical hours at a Premier location.

The APP Program coordinator maintains oversight of the required student documents for clinical placement and ensures all necessary forms are up-to-date and accurate prior to student placement at a Premier facility.

Premier Health has the right to limit the number of clinical experiences per student. Additionally, some areas are in high demands with limited resources, such as Peds/OB/WH. As such, there may be times where placement in Peds/OB/WH are not possible. Current Premier Health employees will receive priority for placement, however clinical placement for employees is not guaranteed.

Preceptor Placement Request Process

If you do not have a preceptor identified and would like to be placed on the WAITING LIST for a preceptor, please complete the APP Clinical Placement Program Interest Form.

Complete a separate placement request for EACH clinical rotation you need placement. You can list multiple areas of focus on each individual placement request.

Requests are accepted up to 1 year in advance of the start date of the clinical rotation. DO NOT place requests for clinical rotations that start greater than 1 year from now. LATE SUBMISSIONS FOR THE WAITING LIST WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Rotation start month:
Deadline for Placement Request
January, February, March or AprilAugust 31st
May, June, July or AugustDecember 31st
September, October, November or DecemberMarch 31st


What to Do If You Have Already Found a Preceptor at Premier Health

Please complete the APP Clinical Placement Program Interest Form to start the paperwork process. This information must be submitted no later than 8 weeks prior to the clinical rotation start date. If information is submitted late, this may delay the start of your clinical rotation.

Please check with your school’s clinical placement coordinator to find out if your school has a current clinical placement contract with Premier Health. If your school does not have a current affiliation agreement contract in place with Premier Health, this process may take much longer.

What to Expect

After submitting your APP Program Interest Form, you will receive a confirmation email and further instructions for student placement at Premier Health.

For More Information

If you have questions, or want to learn more about our APP student clinical placement program, please contact:

Amy Stimson, MSN, RNC-NIC, NPD-BC, Clinical Educator
Premier Health Learning Institute - Clinical Development

To learn more about APRN job opportunities, please contact:

Marc Belcastro II
Advanced Practitioner Provider Recruiter
(937) 208-4045(937) 208-4045