No matter where you live in the USA, we have preceptors for Nurse Practitioner (NP) students!
About the PreceptorLink®️ Team
Nationwide Preceptor Matching Service! Our PreceptorLink®️ team is the best in the business! Whether you need a preceptor last minute or you want to precept, we are dedicated to helping YOU! Our team is committed to serving you and providing even more preceptor resources. What we do is HARD, but no one knows this business like we do! And no one cares about you as much as we do because we are a nurse practitioner-owned and run business. No preceptor-matching business is more dedicated to helping our wonderful profession! We are working on many solutions to help with the preceptor problem and providing the best resources available for students, preceptors, and schools.
Let's work together to help our great profession and help educate the next generation of NPs!
Lynn McComas, DNP, ANP-C President and Owner of PreceptorLink®️ (formerly Advanced Practice Link) has over 20 years experience as a nurse practitioner. She is an active leader in the NP community and has held many leadership positions as an NP and nurse. She has a heart for medicine and a love of business! Previously a Principal at Advanced Practice Prep, Lynn helped connect hundreds of practitioners nationwide. She now brings her leadership, experience and dedication to PreceptorLink®️. Lynn has spoken nationwide on preceptor-related issues, and she also contributes to the topic on LinkedIn, YouTube and her blog. She is the two-time past President of the California Association of Nurse Practitioners (CANP) San Diego North Chapter and has held many other Board positions as well. Lynn has worked in primary care and has been a coach, advisor, mentor and preceptor for countless NPs, nurses, medical assistants and medical professionals over the years. She obtained her Doctorate at Duke University and did her DNP project on solutions to the Preceptor Problem!
Lynn is a graduate of the prestigious Goldman Sachs Small Business 10K Program. This competitive program provides business education and support is to successful small business entrepreneurs. Her goal is to continue her efforts in finding solutions to the preceptor problem as a nurse practitioner-entrepreneur. With her unique background and experience, Lynn understands both the business sides and the clinical sides of this complicated issue.
Lynn is passionate about helping find solutions to the "preceptor problem" for nurse practitioners. She recognizes the rapidly growing NP and PA professions, the increased number of NP and PA schools, and the unmet need for preceptor sites. Whether change comes through a paradigm shift in NP schools, a reduction in barriers to precepting, incentives to precept, or other methods, she is involved in the conversation and trying to be a positive change agent. Lynn wants to help her beloved profession grow stronger and loves to support her fellow practitioners- whether in the clinical setting or in the business world. Follow her at Twitter for her medical and NP-related Tweets: https://twitter.com/LynnMcComas or on LinkedIn.
Lynn is currently practicing locum in the San Diego area but dedicates herself 365 days/year to PreceptorLink®️!
Our Administrative Team
We have the best team of employees who will help with clinical placements!
Matching preceptors is not "just our business." Finding solutions to the Preceptor Problem is our business and our passion.
Jason Hope, CPA, CFA- Chief Financial Officer:Jason Hope is the CFO at PreceptorLink where he provides financial guidance and oversight to the business. He is the founder of Hope Financial Consulting, a CFO consulting firm specializing in offering CFO and financial advisory services to businesses. Mr. Hope has over 12 years of experience working in accounting and finance roles at various private and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Hope graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. degree in 2005 in Accountancy and a Masters in Accountancy in 2006. Mr. Hope worked in the San Diego office of KPMG where he focused in the audit and advisory function on large public and private, including not-for-profit, organizations located in San Diego and the Southwest. Mr. Hope has had an active CPA license from the state of California since 2007. He helps businesses achieve financial and business success through meticulous attention to detail and impeccable accuracy and has built lasting client relationships founded on trust and results.
Helen Ransom, MS- Director of Clinical Operations: Helen wears a lot of hats at PreceptorLink! She oversees the technical aspects of the business as well as clinical coordination. We all marvel at her amazing memory and appreciate her unflappable nature. Helen is married to a nurse practitioner, so she understands who you are and what you need! She brings a wide array of skills gained from 13 years of experience in clinical research. She has been a study coordinator, clinical research associate and project manager for clinical trials. As a project manager, Helen was responsible for multiple studies from study start-up to completion and for overseeing training of her study team and management of study vendors. Her ability to communicate and complete multiple tasks on hand while maintaining flexibility and attention to detail makes her an asset. Helen received her BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and an MS in Health Sciences from George Washington University.
Linda Lesmeister, MS, MBA- Director of Site Operations: Linda oversees the Clinical Placement Team and assists in the day to day operations of the business. As a seasoned marketing consultant and certified relationship coach, she understands the wants/needs of students and preceptors and works hard to make a good match. Linda also brings a broad and diverse range of solid business experience to the team as she has worked in marketing, market research, business analysis, forecasting and finance at large companies such as General Electric, Kellogg USA, and Clorox. Linda has earned her BS in Finance, MBA in Marketing, life and business coach certification and real estate license. She also has experience in franchising, entrepreneurism, recruiting, consulting and sales. Her warm, humble, caring natural personality coupled with her great work ethics, integrity, follow-up dedication and organizational skills make her a true asset to PreceptorLink.
Deborah Carlson, MS Accounting- Accounting Manager: Debbie is our amazing Accounting Manager. She is responsible for many areas relating to finances including processing payments to preceptors and maintaining accounting practices and procedures to keep our business finances running smoothly. Deb brings a diverse range of experience and perspective as she has owned and operated her own business, authored accounting textbooks, and experienced a career in the public accounting field including time with Price Waterhouse. Deb is a sincere pleasure to have on her team. Her dedication and attention to detail are incredible assets to our business. Deb earned her BS in Business Administration and her MS in Accounting from San Diego State University.
Sam Melehy, MS Robotics- Technology Consultant:Mr. Melehy has been architecting, selling, and delivering technology and professional service solutions to IT organizations of the Global 5,000 for over 25 years. He is an Internationally experienced executive and entrepreneur. His accomplishments include building, growing, running, acquiring, and selling software and services organizations and companies from $0 to $100M in size, including an exit to a Fortune 100 company. His expertise spans many disciplines, including IT Service Management, DevOps, Automation, Cloud Computing/Strategy/Management, Monitoring, Application Development, CI/CD, Mobile, Big Data/Analytics, and others. He has a brilliant mind and a heart gold. We are honored to have Mr. Melehy as a part of the PreceptorLink Team.
Ashley Hamiter- Clinical Coordinator, Social Media: Ashley assists the PreceptorLink Team with connecting students with preceptors. Her background in marketing and management prove to be very beneficial in helping her secure student placements. Previously she was the Marketing Manager and Office Coordinator at Windermere Homes & Estates, where she trained and oversaw the day-to-day operations of the personnel. Prior to that she was the Director of several health spas in Minnesota where her role included overseeing many aspects of the business. Ashley's upbeat attitude, incredible organizational skills, incredible work ethic, and tireless dedication to students and preceptors make her a true asset to the PreceptorLink Team.
Debbie Davidson- Clinical Coordinator: Debbie also assists the team at PreceptorLink in securing clinical placement of students with preceptors. She works tirelessly searching nationwide for placements and is dedicated to helping students get one step closer to graduation. Her BA in Business Economics and her many years experience in sales, recruitment, marketing, and administration are valuable skills for the job! Combine this with her organizational skills, her warm and caring demeanor, and ability to connect with preceptors and sites, and you have a winning skill-set. She is the wonderful addition to the PreceptorLink team!
Norma Sarti, esq.- Clinical Coordinator, Legal Consultant: Norma graduated from UC Berkeley and earned her law degree from The University of San Francisco School of Law. She comes with 14 years of litigation experience. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and upholds the highest ethical standards. Norma's warm personality and kind heart really spoke to the PreceptorLink team, and we knew she would be a great addition from the moment we met her! She has a desire to help people- which is key in this role. Norma is fluent in both English and Spanish and is also learning Mandarin! She has a meticulous attention to detail which makes her an asset to our PreceptorLink team. Welcome to our newest team member!
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