My Preceptor is making life miserable!! - page 3

by HappyParamedicRN 4,075 Views | 24 Comments

Hello all, I recently started in a level 2b NICU and have been there for 4 shifts so far. My preceptor was rude to me right from the start and this has continued for every shift. I am not a new grad, I worked in an ED for 3... Read More


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    Your first day on the job and you come in exactly at 7am?One would think you would want to show up early and orient yourself. No one needs to tell you that.

    Your probably set the tone of this preceptorship. When you say yelling, how exactly do you mean, "in a loud raised voice or curt tones."

    Day 3- You "want" to call in sick.

    Day 4- You already want to speak with a nurse educator? Please reassess the situation through unbiased eyes.
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    Quote from lalalalexi
    Just a suggestion here but a few weeks ago we had a new nurse orienting on my unit. He had two different preceptors (switching back and forth) and after a few shifts he told one of two "I appreciate all you've done to train me so far, and I've learned a lot but I just think our "styles" and ways of doing things are very different" and then he told her he would prefer to finish off his orientation with the other preceptor. He then talked to the floor nurse educator (who sets up precepting schedules) about it, and his schedule was changed. The only person who this upset was the preceptor who he "fired" (and myself and others don't blame him at all because this nurse is very controlling and bossy). I thought he went about it in a really respectful manner though, that still ensured he got a good orientation and took care of himself as a nurse and a person. Don't call in sick, just be assertive and ask for what you want (a different preceptor).

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    How like a man to be upfront about it.Kudos to him, such maturity.

    The OP should attempt to reason with her preceptor BEFORE involving the nurse educator.No need to jump the gun.
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    Hugs to you, I feel your pain.I dont know if you saw my thread, but my preceptor is doing the same. I cant take much more. I asked for a new preceptor, I did not say why, I just asked and the director said ok. I am guessing she knew what was going on. Yours may also know how your preceptor is and how she treats people, she might not be surprised if you ask for someone new. Best of luck to you, I am DREADING going back to work. I am now nervous I will end up with one of witch preceptors cronies.
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    Quote from MJB2010
    Hugs to you, I feel your pain.I dont know if you saw my thread, but my preceptor is doing the same. I cant take much more. I asked for a new preceptor, I did not say why, I just asked and the director said ok. I am guessing she knew what was going on. Yours may also know how your preceptor is and how she treats people, she might not be surprised if you ask for someone new. Best of luck to you, I am DREADING going back to work. I am now nervous I will end up with one of witch preceptors cronies.

    I am glad people can understand. Hugs to you as well, sometimes like others have said, learning and teaching styles just do not mesh. You get more bees with honey though!
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    Well I had to make a tough decision today, I decided to resign more so for financial reasons. Unfortunatly they only have 32 hours for me and I was hoping it would be enough financially, but its just not, so I went back to my office wheels full time whre I make almost double with more hours available.

    I am going to throw my hat in with regards to nursing for a while...

    THanks everyone for the advice and the kind words.

    Happy
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