Preceptor nightmare(vent but advice sought - page 2

Not sure where to post this but hopefully it is the right place. I just got hired on a Ortho/Neuro unit. The job is not that bad, the preceptors are. I have 4 total and each one has a way of doing... Read More

  1. Visit  psu_213 profile page
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    Quote from dhusc1228
    One LVN does not bother to show me much because she wants to get out at 730 no later so she can concentrate on her RN so I am lost with the computer programs. She also tells me to push meds and then leaves the room. Really on my first day? Yes I know how to but I didn't work for nearly 5 years to get my RN license to have someone not want to stay with me and walk me through each time.
    This part confuses me a bit. In your state are LVNs (LPNs in my state) allowed to push meds? In mine they are not. If there is a question I would ask, I would want to know why, as an RN, am I being oriented by an LPN? Now, before people want to jump on me, I have know some great LPN. Some at the LTC where I worked as an aide who could run circles around some RNs there. However, I don't think it is appropriate that an LPN would orient and RN in duties an LPN cannot legally perform. What if you had to hang blood for the first time?

    The other thing that strikes me as strange is why a new RN has 4 preceptors? Sometimes you have one on nights and one on days. Sometimes your preceptor calls off and you get placed with someone new for a day. That happens. But, to have 4 right off the bat? That just seems to be a recipe for a poor experience for you. I would speak to either the NM or whomever is coordinating your orientation about this.
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  3. Visit  dudette10 profile page
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    @psu...it's not unusual to have multiple preceptors in facilities without a formal new grad program. I can't remember how many preceptors I had, but it was at least seven. Yeah, it sucked.
  4. Visit  dhusc1228 profile page
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    and I was let go...time to do some soul searching...then some job searching...

    PSU she is in the process of getting her RN...
  5. Visit  Merlyn profile page
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    Quote from dhusc1228
    and I was let go...time to do some soul searching...then some job searching...

    PSU she is in the process of getting her RN...
    In the process but does not have her license yet. She is still an LPN. Better you are away from that Job. Here in the NEW Jersey, She wouldn't orient you if she had to leave. They would have had to find someone else that could stay and answer any questions that you would have. I don't think that's a law here or there but in every job that I have had. They got a person on the shift that I was to precept me.
  6. Visit  psu_213 profile page
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    Quote from dhusc1228
    and I was let go...time to do some soul searching...then some job searching...

    PSU she is in the process of getting her RN...
    I am sorry you were let go, and I hope everything works out for you.
  7. Visit  Sparrowhawk profile page
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    How can they let you go d/t a disability??? that's illegal....
  8. Visit  dhusc1228 profile page
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    It is but they felt that patient safety and the unit where in jeopardy from the risk I would have a seizure. I have epilepsy which has been well controlled for almost 2 years with medication and my Neurologist. I mentioned it to the nurse educator as to why I decided to take the job in Neuro over NICU. Yes this was a Neuro /Ortho unit. The next thing I know I am in my directors office saying that she is worried about my health (yea right) and scheduled a meeting with HR. Instead of transferring me to another unit they let me go. I am seeing an attorney today.
  9. Visit  psu_213 profile page
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    Quote from dhusc1228
    It is but they felt that patient safety and the unit where in jeopardy from the risk I would have a seizure. I have epilepsy which has been well controlled for almost 2 years with medication and my Neurologist. I mentioned it to the nurse educator as to why I decided to take the job in Neuro over NICU. Yes this was a Neuro /Ortho unit. The next thing I know I am in my directors office saying that she is worried about my health (yea right) and scheduled a meeting with HR. Instead of transferring me to another unit they let me go. I am seeing an attorney today.
    Good idea (seeing the attorney that is). I am not a fan of people saying "see a lawyer" for everything, but what they did seems like a blatantly illegal act. (just my , not an expert legal opinion)


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