Precepting a nursing student - page 2
My manager told me that I'm going to be Precepting a nursing student next month on their internship and I'm really excited! I love teaching and this time last year I was the nursing student on... Read More
Mar 27, '13Quote from KelRN215I know this thread is old, hoping KelRN215 is still reading! Advice from anyone else would be appreciated as well. I am nervous, I want to do him justice.How independent you allow the student to be depends on a lot of things. How is the student progressing? What does his/her school expect of him/her? Always remember that the student is working under YOUR license. I precepted a senior nursing student last semester and her school (my alma mater) expects students to be 'independent' at managing a full assignment by the end of the semester. Now, keep in mind, this senior practicum was 120 hrs long... the equivalent of 3 weeks of full time employment. Don't know any new grad that would be independent after 10 12 hr shifts. I allowed my student do do all assessments, chart everything and write notes but I checked and double-checked EVERYTHING. At my institution, the students can log in and chart their own assessments but it has to be verified by the supervising RN.
I started yesterday with my student and his preceptorship is 120 hours as well. I am just wondering, when did your student start taking patients independently (well as independent as a student can be) because with such a short time frame I am nervous. Saturday will be day 2 and I would love to start him with one patient. Is this too early? I figure if he is going to be taking my full assignment (5 patients) he should start now!