Johnson Memorial Health Services (JMHS) was pleased to host nurse practitioner student Nicholas Cain. Renae Durfee, Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC), is mentoring Cain while completing his preceptorship at JMHS.
A preceptorship provides a mentoring experience in which a practicing provider gives 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.
Cain is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Nursing Practice at SDSU and will graduate in 2021. He chose JMHS to complete his preceptorship. He said, “I worked as a nurse, and I enjoy the professional atmosphere and the knowledgeable and caring people that work here.”
Durfee 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 DNPs play in healthcare.”
Cain is originally from Orlando, Florida and currently lives in Madison, MN, with his wife Sara and their children Elijah, Levi, and Luke. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, horseback riding, hunting, and fishing.
For more information on preceptorships, please contact Cori Bothun, Clinic Manager, at 320-769-4393.