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Dino Soriano is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner who earned his credentials in August of 2014 from Walden University.   He currently practices as an FNP-C seeing patients in the primary and immediate care settings and is the Chief Executive Officer for Clinical Match Me.  Soriano’s background includes emergency healthcare and acute health care at hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the South East.  He is a licensed provider in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, and is a dispensing provider.  Soriano completed nursing school at Seminole State College in 2006 and returned to school to understand the business of health care, earning a BS in Health Services Administration from the University of Central Florida in 2008. 

Soriano’s tenure with Walden University was met with the challenges of finding a preceptor.  Finding a preceptor was a full-time job in itself which he managed to be successful without too much strain until the women’s health rotation. This proved to be so difficult that it caused him to have to sit out a semester.  He tried all techniques he could conjure.  Soriano called, he emailed, he faxed, he visited practices.  No one would agree to receive him as a student.  Finally, without the help of his educational program, he found a preceptor 4 hours away from his home.  Soriano accepted.  He packed his bags, secured short-term living arrangement, and got a job in the new city.  Given the struggle of being away from his family and maintaining two households, delaying his graduation, delaying the start of his career, he thought, “it shouldn’t be this hard.  I’m sure I can build a better process.”  Thus, the creation of Clinical Match Me, Inc.

Clinical Match Me (CMM) is a management service which works to bring students and preceptors together to enhance the skills of nurse practitioners.  CMM works on two levels: for students to find and secure a preceptor for their clinical rotation; and for preceptors to offload the school’s cumbersome required paperwork.  For students, CMM operates on the delivery model.  When the school approves the preceptor that’s when CMM has earned its pay.  There are no upfront fees to enroll in the Clinical Match Me process.  For preceptors, we’ve elevated the management process by placing value on their time and skills.  CMM completes paperwork on behalf of the preceptor asking them only to review and signature.  In addition, we provide a financial honorarium to the preceptor for each student received through our service. 

Clinical Match Me’s mission is to support the clinical education of the next generation of caring, competent, compassionate providers.  We believe the landscape of healthcare in America is dynamic and changing.  In order to meet the needs of the nation, Nurse Practitioners are needed to act as primary providers in all areas of the country, in all specialties.  CMM’s support of clinical education is to help diminish the number of students who discontinue their education; and to advance the profession by helping the public to view NPs as viable, competent primary health care providers. 

LinkedIn Profile:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dinosorianosr/

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Better Business Bureau:  Clinical Match Me BBB Overview

Feature story Advance healthcare network for NPs&PAs November 2016