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Nurse Practitioner Student Clinical Program

Thank you for your interest in Jefferson Center as a clinical site for Nurse Practitioner.

Thank you for your interest in Jefferson Center clinical preceptorships.
Jefferson Center does not offer therapy/counseling preceptorships.

To apply for our Nurse Practitioner preceptorship, please click on the link below. 

Our Clients:

  • Jefferson Center provides a wide spectrum of community based mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults.  
  • Our clients are primarily those with Medicaid, but we also work with those with Medicare, commercial insurance, self-pay, and uninsured across Jefferson, Gilpin, and Clear Creek counties.  
  • Jefferson Center nurse practitioners work mainly with our adult population. 

Our Nurse Practitioners:

    • Our prescriber team includes both psychaitrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners and is comprised of 12-14 NPs, on average. We currently have 6 psychiatric NPs who are qualified and willing to precept NP students.  
    • Our NPs work 8- or 10-hour days, typically from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday through Fridays.  
    • The majority of NPs work with our adult outpatient population. We have some NPs who specialize in working with children/adolescents, collaborative care models, and suboxone/substance use disorders.  
      • Typical day/stats for our NPs: 
        • One hour of scheduled administrative/paperwork time per day
        • One 60-minute medication evaluation per day
        • Ten to 17 30-minute follow-up visits per day
        • One hour of prescriber team meeting or NP supervision meeting once per week
        • Average caseload size of 300-500 clients
        • All NPs work remotely on Fridays 
        • Some NPs work on-site daily and some have a hybrid schedule that includes both on-site and remote work days each week

Potential NP Students:  

  • We accept TWO psychiatric nurse practitioner students PER semester (spring, summer, and fall).  
    • Available clinical placement opportunities are dependent on how many nurse practitioners are willing to precept a student that particular semester.  
    • It is possible that there may be some semesters during which no clinical placement opportunities may be offered.  
  • We work closely with the University of Colorado and prioritize CU students for our clinical placement opportunities.  
  • Students who are accepted for a clinical placement are required to submit to a background check, onboard with our human resources department, and attend and complete Jefferson Center new employee orientation prior to their clinical start date.  
  • Clinical hours:  
    • Our students typically require 135-180 clinical hours per semester (over the course of 10-18 weeks) but the number of clinical hours you are able to complete at Jefferson Center will depend on preceptor availability.  
    • It is highly likely that accepted NP students will be working primarily with an adult client population.  
Contact Us

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    Getting Started
    Jefferson Center provides client-centered services designed to meet your individual mental health, substance use, and wellness needs. We’re dedicated to meeting you where you are in your journey and working together to help you live a satisfying and hopeful life.

    Emergency & Crisis Services
    • Hotline
    • Walk-in crisis centers
    • Mobile crisis services throughout the state