Allina: Advanced Practice Faculty/Admin Prep

Thank you for your interest in Allina Health.  Allina is committed to providing high quality clinical experiences for thousands of students each year.  We continue to investigate new ways to improve the student experience while maintaining Allina’s outstanding reputation for excellent patient care.

We require an academic affiliation agreement with all schools that request student rotations.  Our priority is to place students from Minnesota schools with active Agreements.

Allina Health does not have a programmatic approach to matching available provider preceptors with advanced practice nursing and physician assistant student requests.  Rather, Allina expects the student and/or school to seek and confirm an available preceptor.  We have limited opportunities for NP or PA students to complete clinical rotations at our sites.  This process can be arduous and require many phone calls.    Following are some guidelines that will assist in locating a clinical site.

  • The school is responsible for locating a clinical site with an available preceptor, unless their practice is to have the student make this contact.
  • Students accepted at Allina must be actively enrolled in an accredited program at an accredited college or university.
  • The school must have an active Clinical Experience Agreement with Allina Health System. We are not able to establish Agreement with all schools and sometimes must decline to proceed.
  • The Agreement requires that the school obtain a background check from the Minnesota DHS as required by Minnesota State Law. Some schools decline to do this and as a result we must decline their students.
  • Network with colleagues to find available provider preceptors.
  • Allina Employees: It is preferred that you secure a preceptor from outside your Allina employed unit.
  • Contact school alumni currently employed by Allina Health and request their assistance in either serving as the preceptor or finding a willing colleague.
  • All students must register and complete pre-clinical training as required for his/her specific discipline.

All Allina Health Facilities

Home Care Services – Senior Care Transitions, Palliative Care, Hospice Care

Home Care Services leadership evaluates all requests at one time, approximately 3 months prior to the start of semesters in Jan, June, and September.  We recommend sending requests a minimum of 4 months in advance.  Requests received after the primary approval process will be vetted but this greatly reduces the chances of approval.

All requests must come from the school, not the student.

  • Cold calls are not accepted.
  • Potential preceptors cannot approve experiences independent of this process.

Click on the link below to open the Request Form.  It can be completed online.  Submit the completed Request Form to


Print the Request Form, then scan and email to

Any questions, contact

Home Care Specific Documents:

Allina HealthAmbulatory/Outpatient Clinics

Allina Health clinical placement inquiries are done by either the school coordinator or the student.  Visit and contact the Clinical Services Supervisor or Clinic Manager to request a preceptor.  Be prepared to contact multiple clinics to investigate preceptor availability if the first choice of clinic is unavailable to assist.  Any questions, contact

Allina HealthInpatient Hospitals

All hospital sites

Abbott Northestern Hospital — Emily Oltmanns at

Buffalo Hospital — Rita Rasset at rita.rasset@allina.

Cambridge Medical Center — Amanda Johnson at

District One Hospital — Kay Heard at

Mercy Hospital — Jodi Baumann at

New Ulm Medical CenterKay Heard at

Owatonna Hospital — Sheryl Breidenbach at

Phillips Eye Institute — Emily Oltmanns at

Regina Medical Center — Karin Schulze at

River Falls Area Hospital — Karin Schulze at

St. Francis Regional Medical Center — Renee Nicolet at

United Hospital — Karin Schulze at

Mercy Hospital-Unity Campus —