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Ankeny, IA 50023

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180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

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2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

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3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

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2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

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4020 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

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Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Preceptorship

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines offers opportunities for students enrolled in Nurse Practitioner programs to complete clinical rotation hours within the acute care setting. Potential areas for clinical experiences can include:

  • Adult Medicine/Hospitalist 
  • Adult Critical Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Cardiology
  • Acute Rehabilitation
  • Emergency Medicine

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 to be a good clinician it is essential to have an active partnership between the preceptor, the academic program and student. 

At UnityPoint Health – Des Moines 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 below. These are based on our organization's values. 

  2. Fill out our clinical experience application below.

  3. Email your CV to

After your application is submitted (we ask that this be at least 12 months in advance of your needed rotation), it will be reviewed by the UnityPoint Health – Des Moines APP Clinical Preceptorship Committee. You will be notified by the committee if your application is accepted and who your primary preceptor will be. This committee meets regularly throughout the year.

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Expectations of Students and Preceptors

Our organization believes in doing what's right for the people we serve. We stand behind our FOCUS Values: Foster Unity, Own the Moment, Champion Excellence, Seize Opportunities.

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

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We are only accepting applications for preceptorships starting Spring 2022 and onward. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. If accepted, you will be notified via email. An email response to your acceptance will be required within 5 business days. 

If you are requesting multiple semesters with us, please specify the number of semesters with start and end dates and hours per semester. Our goal is that each student need only apply once during their training for clinical time at UnityPoint Health – Des Moines.

*After submitting your application, please email your CV to If you do not email your CV, your application will be considered incomplete.