I'm still in nursing school
, but I have a nagging question about preceptors. How does one become a preceptor? Do you voluntarily sign up for it? Do you get extra money in your paycheck? Do you have to have a BSN? Do you need a certain amount of years experience? Do you go through a training? Are you evaluated on your preceptor skills? If so, is it ongoing, or at the end of the year?
The reason I ask all these questions is because I'm reading all these horror stories and I'm wondering are these preceptors being sufficiently trained not only on 'precepting', but time management, attitude, safety, expectations, etc?