Did preceptors get paid more or receive bonus by precepting new nurses?

  1. 0 I just wonder if nurses get paid more by becoming preceptors?
    I would feel bad if my preceptor is a victim whom is randomly selected without compensation .....I just would like someone who is willing to do it. It does not matter whether they are motivated by monetary gain or their desire to teach.

    Where I work, it seem to me that my preceptors change every two weeks I still do not or will never get a permanent preceptor. I am jealous of some other new nurses who have a permanent preceptor. I just wonder if the manager just said "you have to precept such and such new nurse this week".... and then that nurse had no choice but to do it... this is not appropriate especially in critical care setting.


    I am just curious but it is not appropriate to ask them :chuckle
    Last edit by atlanta on Aug 14, '05 : Reason: grammar corrrection.
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  4. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    Basically you are targeted by the manager as one who is strong enough clinically to precept.

    Where I work we are on a "pay for skill", and one of those is precepting, so it's 4% more that's built into our salary, whether we are actively precepting at that moment in time or not. So basically, when a new employee is hired and I'm asked to precept them, unless I want to give the money back, it's expect that I don't refuse.

    Having one preceptor is a good idea, but also having more than one isn't bad either, either you can see other people's styles and learn more. So just stay open to the experience and learn what you can. Although a different preceptor every two weeks is not appropriate.
  5. Visit  DusktilDawn profile page
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    Where I work, you have level I, II, & III RNs, each level differs in pay. In order to maintain level II & III you have to be able to do duties such as charge nurse and precepting. At times there has been difficulty in having 1 preceptor, but they usually try to limit it to 2. If you are hired as a new employee, you will first orientate on days with 1 preceptor and then finish your orientation on nights with another preceptor. An effort is made to keep the orientee with the same preceptor as much as possible. Personally I enjoy precepting. Also when I precept, I am exempt from doing charge
    I agree changing preceptors so frequently is not appropriate.
  6. Visit  caroladybelle profile page
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    In many places, no.

    There are facilities that have assigned me nurses to precept...despite the fact that I am a traveler and not there permanently. And I definitely don't get extra pay for it.

    But as a traveler at least they ask me before assigning me to precept. When I was a staff nurse, I showed up to work and found myself assigned with no warning. And I didn't get paid extra then.
  7. Visit  jmgrn65 profile page
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    we don't get paid any extra for precepting. We do have staff nurse 2 and 3 and it is one of the criteria for obtaining staff nurse 2 etc.
  8. Visit  madwife2002 profile page
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    What happens if you dont like your preceptor? Can you change or is that too difficult. I have never had a preceptor but seem to have always been one so it will be a new experience for me to be on the recieving end.
  9. Visit  jmgrn65 profile page
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    I think if the NM cares whether or not she has a good nurse and wants to keep her. you should be able to ask not to be with someone you feel is not giving you want you need, sometimes it is just as simple as a personaility conflict. You should be comfortabel with your preceptor, you will be asking alot of questions and need guidance.
  10. Visit  teeituptom profile page
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    I think the new nurses themselves should have to pay their preceptors. After all they are recieveing the benefits of what we can offer them. They paid to go to school, let them pay to be precepted.
  11. Visit  jmgrn65 profile page
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    You're joking right?
  12. Visit  madwife2002 profile page
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    Quote from teeituptom
    I think the new nurses themselves should have to pay their preceptors. After all they are recieveing the benefits of what we can offer them. They paid to go to school, let them pay to be precepted.



    Why? :stone
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    Quote from madwife2002


    Why? :stone

    Why not, Dont you think your wisdom should be worth something to the nebies. Atleast donuts from Krispy Kreme, or golfballs, new not used.
  14. Visit  Nurse Valium profile page
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    The facility I work in does offer minimal compensation (hourly) for precepting but does offer a couple hundred $$ if your orientee is still employed here after one year - I guess, like my precepting had something to do with that.

    When I started working at this hospital my preceptors changed weekly - it was difficult but I can also see the benefits. I had opportunity to learn from different people with different experiences and different areas of expertise (some nurses are especially good at patient teaching, others know 'tricks' to starting IVs/running meds/obtaining equipment, etc.). I had one preceptor in particular who was very disorganized and spent most of my time with her making mental notes of how NOT to do the job.

    I wish you the best with your orientation, it will be over in no time.
  15. Visit  atlanta profile page
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    Quote from teeituptom
    I think the new nurses themselves should have to pay their preceptors. After all they are recieveing the benefits of what we can offer them. They paid to go to school, let them pay to be precepted.
    Yes, I would like to...but.. with minimum starting pay, I can't even live on it.
    If they gave us a few dollars more, I don't mind giving some of the portion to my preceptors. They will feel that they are obligated to teach as more like the clinical instructor in nursing school do Thanks for all your reply.


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