It's been a minute since I've been on here due to the busy work school has me doing. Beginning in a couple of weeks, I begin my preceptor clinical. I am extremely excited that I am precepting at the hospital that I had experienced my best time in clinicals. I experienced so much in that hospital, I know I will experience so much more during my preceptor clinical.
I suppose I'm a bit confused how this precepting works. Do we go in, take care of the patients as though we "are" RN's with our preceptor there for assistance? Or is it just a "shadow" of that nurse and as we feel comfortable, we take on more and more things without that nurse by our sides? What are we allowed to do? Everything, including medication administration? I wonder if we are finally allowed to document in the charts (that would be nice since up until now, we weren't allowed to).
If you have any tips to share, I would greatly appreciate them! This particular hospital is actually one I would really enjoy being employed in. I said that during my first clinicals there and I love what they stand for.
Thank you and I look forward to your responses.