Dear Nursing Students/Orientees: A Love Note from the Preceptor from Hell - page 9
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Warning: The following post is rife with brutal honesty and frustration. Read at your own risk. Memorandum from the desk of Your Friendly Neighborhood Sociopath~~ Dear Nursing Student/Orientee: Allow me to start my... Read More
- 2Dec 5, '12 by neverbethesameA LOVE NOTE FROM THE PRECEPTOR FROM HELL
Memorandum from the desk of Your Friendly Neighborhood Sociopath~~
Because medical personnel are predatory pack animals. When you cry, they scent blood and bay for their pack mates to take notice. They watch. Stalking. Lurking. Marking you as weak, ready to cast you aside to larger predators, or, more readily, pick the psychological meat from your bones themselves.Last edit by neverbethesame on Dec 5, '12 : Reason: Punctuation
- 1Dec 6, '12 by PigglesWow, what a great read! I plan to read this at least three more times. I am 3 weeks away from my first preceptorship and I want to make the most of it. I have a background in education and I think what preceptors do is so vital to this profession that I am so proud to becoming a part of.
- 6Dec 6, '12 by daverikaI pray that one day your preceptee becomes your charge nurse or manager. I pray your colleagues have the guts to report your abusive behavior to your current manager. But most of all I pray you give up nursing and find another profession. We don't need your brand of self-righteous nastiness propagated any further than this generation. You are known by how you treat the least and most vulnerable. And you don't treat them with any kind of respect whatsoever. Shame on you.
- 1Dec 6, '12 by melmarie23Quote from Pigglesone of my best preceptors was a former teacher (high school biology). She was so patient and kind, but also stern when she had to be. She was amazing.Wow, what a great read! I plan to read this at least three more times. I am 3 weeks away from my first preceptorship and I want to make the most of it. I have a background in education and I think what preceptors do is so vital to this profession that I am so proud to becoming a part of.
- 5Dec 6, '12 by ThePrincessBrideQuote from Ntheboat2Since when is a twenty year old a child? I can tell you in my 21 years, I have lived a hard life and seen and experience things that a lot of 40 year olds have never and will never experience in their lives.Nurses are such a diverse group. There are tons of nurses who become nurses later in life and plenty of 2nd or 3rd career nurses who have been successful in their professional and personal lives before nursing.
When I read the original post....it sounds like it's directed at a 20 year old kid who those kind of antics might work with.
However, if that kind of "breaking down" had been attempted on me or the majority of my classmates, I'm sure the preceptor would've been in for a surprise.
Little kid games don't work on grown ups.
Twenty-somethings aren't children and to treat us like we are high schoolers is offensive. Not too long ago, it was normal for a 20 year old to be married with children and running a household. Now? We've been demoted to kid status.
- 3Dec 6, '12 by joanna73 GuideWhile some of you are clearly not impressed by this post, I think some of the content is meant tongue in cheek. Not to be taken literally. Anyway, to each his own. I had some preceptors who I'm sure were despised by at least a few people. But those of us who were able to recognize the value of their teaching style did very well. Certainly, there are many personality types and people learn differently. Nevertheless, as the OP mentioned, the student is there to learn to be a nurse.
- 7Dec 6, '12 by Spidey's mom GuideTongue planted firmly in cheek was my take as well. It was meant as humor, like Dave Barry or Bill Bryson.
Gave me a hearty laugh out loud.
I'm not a believer in the old "nurses eat their young" drivel and there are plenty of old threads on here about that issue. Suffice it to say there are jerks in all walks of life and there is nothing about being a nurse that makes a person be a jerk. If you meet a jerky nurse, they were jerky before becoming a nurse.