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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

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UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine | Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ankeny Medical Park

3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

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Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship

A crucial part of any nurse practitioner's success as a provider is a meaningful clinical experience. During your clinical experience, you will gradually learn how to apply your academic knowledge into practice and to make evidence-based decisions for your patients.

We know that in order to be a good clinician it is essential to have an active partnership between the preceptor, the university and the student. Currently, it's difficult for a student to align with a prepared and dedicated preceptor. 

At Blank Children's Hospital, we want to make it easier for you, so we developed a standard entry process to request clinical experience. 

  1. Review the expectations of students and preceptors. These are based on our organization's values. 

  2. Fill out our clinical experience application.

  3. Provide your CV.

After your application is submitted (must be at least one year in advance), it will be reviewed by the Blank Nurse Practitioner Education Committee. You will be notified by the committee if your application is accepted and who your primary preceptor will be. 

** Please complete a separate application for each semester

Expectations of Students and Preceptors

Our organization believes in doing what's right for the people we serve. We stand behind four uncompromising principles: Foster Unity, Own the Moment, Champion Excellence, Seize Opportunities. These are known as our FOCUS values. 

Foster Unity

  • Listen first in order to understand
  • Work as one team
  • Celebrate each other
  • Collaborate with each other
  • Manage Up
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Own the Moment 
  • Make moments matter
  • Be accessible and welcoming
  • Take ownership and manage each other up
  • Take pride in our environment
  • Escort guests to their destination

Champion Excellence

  • Learn from others
  • Be aware of tone and energy
  • Maintain an excuse-free culture
  • Share stories
  • Celebrate accomplishments

Seize Opportunities

  • Pursue greatness
  • Anticipate the needs of patients, guests and co-workers
  • Build open and sincere relationships
  • Embrace and promote change
  • Identify opportunities where we can be better


All applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis by our Education Committee. Please complete an application per semester you are requesting. If accepted, you will be notified via email and a response to your acceptance will be required within 5 business days.