Johnson Memorial Health Services (JMHS) is pleased to host nurse practitioner student Danielle Hohm. Jill Christie, Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC), is mentoring Hohm while she completes her preceptorship at JMHS.
A preceptorship provides a mentoring experience in which a practicing provider volunteers to give personal instruction, training, and supervision to a student. Individuals in an FNP program must complete up to 700 clinical hours in conjunction with courses covering key topics such as primary care for adolescents and adults, pediatric primary care, and advanced physiology.
JMHS is an ideal environment for Hohm because she hopes to work in a rural clinic setting. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Family Nurse Practitioner at Clarkson College and will graduate in 2019. Hohm was excited to have her first clinical preceptorship at JMHS. She said, “I have been impressed with Jill’s knowledge and the care she provides for people.”
Christie values her role as a mentor. She said “The clinical experience is an essential component of their education. The on the job training introduces them to the realities of the job, and the important role FNPs play in healthcare.”
Hohms’ family has a history of working in healthcare as her mother, grandmother and aunt are all nurses. After working eight years as a nurse, Hohm decided to pursue a career as a Family Nurse Practitioner wanting to increase.
Christie has had many students in clinical rotations at JMHS. She is well known in her field for being a great mentor/teacher as well as an extremely knowledgeable nurse practitioner.
For more information on preceptorships, please contact Cori Bothun, Clinic Manager at 320-769-4393.