Preceptor Reference Issues

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    Hey everyone,

    So I have a problem that I've been holding onto for quite a while now. I just finished my final year of the nursing program at Ryerson (CANADA). I was placed in the ER in my first term and LTC Alzheimer's unit in my second year. My preceptor from the LTC facility said she'll give me a reference no problem and my faculty advisor (teacher) also said she's willing to give me a reference. My ER preceptor has yet to respond to at least one of my e-mails (even my "hello, how are you doing" emails)... I feel like her reference would be the most important reference of all because it's from the ER. I can easily get my references from third year + my LTC reference + my teacher reference (the one who passed my clinical terms); however, I feel like if HR looks at my reference and doesn't see an "ER" references he/she might find that fishy. What do you guys think? Advice? Should I be worried that my ER preceptor will prolly not give me a reference. I've been trying to track her down but after 2 emails if she isn't responding then I think that's code for "take a hint" lol

    Thanks
    Last edit by shawtee on Apr 29, '11

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  2. 4 Comments...

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    Not everyone is comfortable with giving a reference, or even knows how to write one. Don't sweat it, you've asked and her nonanswer means she doesn't want to. Better no ref than a halfhearted or pressured one.

    I think the others will be fine. Good luck!
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    Quote from JBudd
    Not everyone is comfortable with giving a reference, or even knows how to write one. Don't sweat it, you've asked and her nonanswer means she doesn't want to. Better no ref than a halfhearted or pressured one.

    I think the others will be fine. Good luck!
    thanks JBudd. I hope when I apply to places they don't ask me about a ref from my ER preceptor. I really won't know what to tell them!

    Thanks for the advice!
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    If anyone even asked, just tell them you weren't able to get ahold of her recently. I would think the ref from your factulty advisor or clinical instructor would hold the most weight, don't worry and good luck!
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    Hey,

    So good news! I just got a call from another nurse that used to work at that hospital and they are more than willing to be my reference!

    Thanks everyone!!


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