Always hear about the new grad side of nurse relationshops, well the preceptor side has its challenges as well! Been a nurse for approximately 7years - love students, working on my MSN in education.....Recently I have been working with a new grad, we are 2weeks away from the end of orientation,last night got the feeling she was blaming me every time her patient had a problem. I would guide her through the critical thinking and I sensed she did not trust me. We have a problem, apparently we need to talk. How do approach this situation w/o further eroding trust and what have I done or not done to create this issue?
Jul 30, '13
I am just completing my nursing work, and getting ready for my nclex.
As per "book" knowledge, an open ended question about her floor experience may help. It gives her a chance to discuss things she may need, and help she may need.
I would only place her with stable patients, and I would place her right next to the nurses station where I looked up my charts. This way the patient and her are a little more safe, as I would be right outside the door.
I would discuss her care plan before she ran off to take care of her patient. Any skills she needed help with, I would ask, and make a note of.
It is a stressful and exciting time. Keep the patient safe, and continue to give positive consistent guidance to the student. If she is weak on a skill she must be made aware of it so she can work on it. Just give her two of the most important points to work on. Not everything.
Thank you for precepting, and for caring. The caring/supportiveness will come through over time.
I would love to have you as a preceptor.
Last edit by swansonplace on Jul 30, '13
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