Just curious what would be the best unit for a preceptorship if you had the choice and why?
Nov 2, '06
They don't allow us to work in specialty areas ... we pretty much have to stick with med surg. But we do have a choice of nurses and facilities when available.
For me personally ... I wanted a veteran, experienced nurse. In my experience new grads tend to be too twitchy when it comes to taking students. Veteran nurses are much more relaxed with students.
And I wanted a nurse I had already worked with and was comfortable with. I also chose the last hospital I did clinicals in ... just because I know where everything is, how their charting and the equipment works, etc.
It's just easier all the way around instead of trying to learn a new facility all over again. So ... I can just focus on doing a good job instead of worrying about the small stuff.
Last edit by Sheri257 on Nov 2, '06