I wanted to get some ideas from all of you. I just finished up my preceptorship last week and was really pleased with my new preceptor and the floor I was assigned. Everyone was so nice to me from the LPN's to the CNA's. I wanted to get something nice for both my RN and the other staff. As a RN, what would you like to have as a thank you? I thought about sending over pizza for lunch one day for the whole group, but, that's hard to do with all the different shifts. I thought about flowers too. Any ideas????
jfpruitt, a couple of lovely smelling roses or a thoughtful hand-written card for the preceptor and a bouquet for the whole staff (or a 1 lb. box of chololates for each shift) would be enough of a Thank You gift for this new floor for you.
If you go overboard; that may raise some suspicions or hostilities later if you have a problem with someone on the staff.
My PERSONAL opinion is that a handwritten note to the preceptor and a bouquet of daisies for the staff would be the perfect touch myself. A hand-written note takes more effort than most people want to take these days; it requires a personal effort that ready-made thank you cards don't have. Most hand-wriiten cards I have recceived over the years are saved because of the effort involved. And a small bouquet of daisies always seems so cheery to me.
Last edit by Jenny P on Apr 24, '03
Write a personal note/card to your preceptor -- you don't have to give an expensive gift. Perhaps a candle, stationary/note cards, small gift certificate, some gourmet coffee, etc. I gave my preceptors a large candle from Yankee Candles. If you want to do something for the floor, even a large box of good-quality cookies -- something like Pepperidge Farm would be great. Keep it simple -- you could bake brownies or cookies.
Last edit by susanmary on Apr 24, '03