May 8, '11 by happy2learn
Someone always has to assume the new grad is automatically wrong. God forbid the experienced nurse just might be lazy. No.... The new grad must be the lazy one..... Sigh... I hope my preceptor doesn't make assumptions about me based on other experiences with new grads.
No one is without faults. Just because someone has experience does not mean they do not make mistakes. Just as the OP could probably be more proactive, it seems the preceptor is not great (based on lack of handwashing, flirting, and being bossy). Also, it seems that he is a good nurse because he gets things done, but it seems he is set in a routine that is not really good for people trying to learn. Some people just aren't good teachers. Doesn't make them a bad person or a bad nurse though. Of course we can never really know, so why side with anyone? Who knows, maybe no one is lazy, there just might not be much to do.
and the whole handwashing comments are absurd. Yeah, I'm sure the OP is singing their ABC's out loud while washing away. Lol!
hang in there. You can make it. One day you will be a preceptor and remember this experience.
Last edit by happy2learn on May 8, '11