preceptors for employees

  1. How does your facility compensate, recognize or reward nurses who act as preceptors to new employees? Is acknowledgment enough, or should preceptors be paid for performing this role? Thanks huge
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  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   jnette
    Our facility does pay the preceptor a modest amount more.
  4. by   P_RN
    Nothing, but it is a requirement to climb the clinical ladder.
  5. by   zudy
    Preceptors at my hospital are paid $1.50 more an hour, but I would do it anyway.
  6. by   llg
    My hospital gives a small differential ($1.50 per hour) for precepting. WE do the same for being in charge. We felt it was more clear-cut than incorporating it into a clinical ladder. People who precept or serve as charge nurses a lot end up getting more money than those who only do it ocassionally.

    We pay a similar amount (on a monthly basis rather than hourly) for people to serve as mentors to new grads for their first year of practice.

    llg
  7. by   altomga
    You guys that get paid "something" are lucky...We get nothing for being a preceptor, permanent charge nurse, mentor, or anything!! In addition to the above 3 I am also the Unit Educator and are on other hospital committees..(at least what I can be on with working nights) We get no incentive, no certificate, no pins, no thank you basically. Why do I do it...well, one day I do want to go further than bedside nursing and feel that these will look good on my resume.
    Do I mind doing them..not at all really. I enjoy having a New Grad..they are full of excitement, fear, energy, and new blood! It is hard to precept though, full of responsibility as you guys know!
    I do think we should receive compensation for taking on extra "jobs/positions" above being a STAFF NURSE!!
  8. by   Nurse Ratched
    Ours does something where every hour you precept someone gives you points toward a bank you can spend on education-related items; e.g. medical textbooks, conference fees and the like. While precepting is a challenge, I always consider it a privilege. It's nice when we're rewarded in a more tangible way as well.
  9. by   liberalrn
    you get paid for it!?!? Damn.
  10. by   Tweety
    It's in our job description. If we precept people our base rate of pay is higher.
  11. by   altomga
    Originally posted by liberalrn
    you get paid for it!?!? Damn.
    :roll :roll :roll

    I'm with you!!
  12. by   NicuGal
    We get a buck an hour...not enough IMHO. That is a lot of work! I 'd rather be paid to be in charge!
  13. by   debbyed
    Precepting is part of our clinical ladder but as the hospital is currently working on retension/recruitment I am going to suggest they add something simular to what Nurse Ratched wrote.
  14. by   Disablednurse
    What does a preceptor do? I have seen it mentioned many times on this board and I have not ever heard of them before.

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