I can't wait to "lose my loser" preceptor - page 3

I am coming to the end my oreintation and if there is only 1 silver lining is that I will not have to work through 12-13 hours with my preceptor who talks down to me, is rude, makes snide negative... Read More

  1. by   SoundofMusic
    I have also recently been treated badly by a preceptor, although she is not my permanent preceptor. Actually, it's tough to really know who my "real" preceptor is, because we are all being passed around to so many different ones.

    On one small hand, I am grateful she was tough on me -- I can see that she may be trying to make me a stronger nurse. But I do feel a so much of it was entirely unnecessary and belittling.

    I have NO earthy idea why nurses must do this to new grads. Hospitals, YOU need to hire employment specialists or consultants to TEACH YOU how to teach new nurses. You suck at it. Teaching is inconsistent, confusing, and sometimes downright abusive to intelligent hardworking individuals who have managed to graduate from a nursing program, who have passed their boards, and who only want to succeed in a new profession. You are wasting human intelligence and potential with these practices, not to mention just creating absolutely misery at times.

    IMO, there should seriously be a Preceptor Corps of nurses who are specially trained, carefully screened and selected (for their ability to MOTIVATE and teach) and monitored to train new nurses and paid WELL to do so!!!! I mean, they wonder why they can't keep new nurses on...maybe it's these damn on-the-fly preceptors who can't educate, who belittle, who discourage, and who can just all but SHUT DOWN a new nurse within months of starting in the job.

    I can't even believe that preceptors only get paid a matter of a few dollars extra per shift to precept. That is pitiful. These are the nurses who are training the new employees of the future! (or the employees that will leave nursing within 2 years). Hospitals obviously don't value it enough to put the attention and money towards it that it deserves.

    Shut Down is how I feel right now, and I'm only three months into it. I am losing all motivation to even be a nurse at this point. That's what one of these nasty preceptors can do to you -- administrators, you need to weed out these people -- they are in my opinion, part, if not all, of the reason for the nursing shortage.
    Last edit by SoundofMusic on Dec 8, '07
  2. by   Chloe'sinNYNow
    Quote from SoundofMusic
    I have NO earthy idea why nurses must do this to new grads. Hospitals, YOU need to hire employment specialists or consultants to TEACH YOU how to teach new nurses. You suck at it. Teaching is inconsistent, confusing, and sometimes downright abusive to intelligent hardworking individuals who have managed to graduate from a nursing program and who have passed their boards, and who only want to succeed in a new profession. You are wasting human intelligence and potential with these practices, not to mention just creating absolutely misery at times.

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    :yeahthat:
    RIGHT ON!!!

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