Graduate Clinical Placement

Graduate nursing students must complete a placement request form ahead of the semester the preceptorship will occur. Completed request forms will be reviewed to clear the student for a rotation at VUMC. The completion of a request form does not guarantee clinical placement. Forms received following the request form deadlines may result in delayed start dates for approved rotations.

Advanced practice students in need of a VUMC preceptor (NP, PA-C, or Midwife) can request VUMC to identify a preceptor on their behalf. Completed forms will be reviewed to match applicants with advanced practice preceptors within the students’ clinical area of interest based on preceptor availability. Students may also indicate a preferred preceptor on their request form at the time of completion, if known. If you have questions, please email

Student Placement Request Form Timeline

Semester of Placement
Request Form
Notification Deadline

Summer 2023 Placement
(May 1 - July31)

February, 1 2023 March 10, 2023

Fall 2023 Placement
(August 1 - December 31)

May 1, 2023
June 9, 2023

Spring 2024 Placement
(January 1 - April 30)

October 1, 2023 November 10, 2023

Summer 2024 Placement
(May 1 - July 31)

February 1, 2024 March 7, 2024

Request Form Instructions

  • The placement request form will need to be completed in full prior to review by VUMC.
  • Placement request forms submitted will be reviewed equally.
  • You will be notified by regarding your placement request form as noted on the timeline above. 
  • Status updates cannot be provided prior to notification deadlines.  
  • If matched with a provider, there is no guarantee that all clinical hours can be completed with the provider.  
  • The completion of a placement request form does not guarantee clinical placement.

The VUMC Student Placement team may share applicable components of your request form with potential preceptors and advanced practice leadership in search of a placement match.

Because VUMC has a high demand for preceptorships, especially in specialty clinical areas like Pediatrics and Women’s Health, we strongly encourage you not to limit your search for clinical placement options to one organization.

If you have any questions regarding any clinical experiences, please contact Student Placement directly at


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