Preceptorship starts next week. Butterflies!!

  1. We're coming to the end now. Graduation is in plain sight. Three final exams down, one to go. Things are getting pretty real now with our preceptorships starting next week. Mine is in the CVICU. I had to go for the challenge... couldn't be satisfied with med surg. I must admit to having my doubts and hope I don't break into a nervous dripping sweat, my cardinal sign of anxiety which is oh so embarrassing.

    Any thoughts to share?
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  3. by   Altra
    Quote from RNKittyKat
    We're coming to the end now. Graduation is in plain sight. Three final exams down, one to go. Things are getting pretty real now with our preceptorships starting next week. Mine is in the CVICU. I had to go for the challenge... couldn't be satisfied with med surg. I must admit to having my doubts and hope I don't break into a nervous dripping sweat, my cardinal sign of anxiety which is oh so embarrassing.

    Any thoughts to share?
    Go get 'em, Kathy! :flowersfo

    Oh yeah, BTW ... I broke a sweat once during my preceptorship, and I have 3 or 4 times since starting my job in the ER. Nobody noticed or cared!

    Enjoy ... it won't be long now!
  4. by   Jessy_RN
    Just want to wish you the best of luck.
  5. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Hey, the "never let 'em see you sweat" was just a commercial! Don't take it to heart! LOL

    I'm sure they are used to nervous students, so it's ok.


    Good luck!


    Quote from RNKittyKat
    We're coming to the end now. Graduation is in plain sight. Three final exams down, one to go. Things are getting pretty real now with our preceptorships starting next week. Mine is in the CVICU. I had to go for the challenge... couldn't be satisfied with med surg. I must admit to having my doubts and hope I don't break into a nervous dripping sweat, my cardinal sign of anxiety which is oh so embarrassing.

    Any thoughts to share?
  6. by   wonderbee
    Thanks for the good wishes!
  7. by   jnette
    Yeh... I'd be sweating, too! Forget the "perspiring".. I'd be sweating buckets.:chuckle

    But remember, this IS a preceptorship.. you'll have the support you need.

    Wish you ALL the best, KittyKat !
  8. by   blueiwahine
    Good Luck...I start in Oncology next week. I'm excited...my perceptor seems to be really nice. I'm sure I'll be doing alot of sweating too... LOL
  9. by   CardioTrans
    Wanted to wish you luck. You will learn tons of new things. Just remember..... women dont sweat........ we glisten!
  10. by   bluestar
    You're normal. Good luck. CVICU, how exciting!
  11. by   klone
    Fun! I'm thinking of requesting ICU next spring for my preceptorship. We get a TON of PCIs up there, which I find so interesting.
  12. by   mitchsmom
    Just wanted to say good luck! How exciting!
    I only got to go to ICU one day but it was very interesting and I think I'd try to get that for preceptorship if I weren't going for L&D.
    I'll be right behind you.. starting preceptorship sometime around March 20.
  13. by   JenNJFLCA
    CVICU is a great place! I am in the SICU right now and love it. I am seriously considering the ICU. WHo knows though! I am sure you'll be fine--you'll have plenty of help. I graduate in May and am terrified to actually be out on my own as a nurse!
  14. by   wonderbee
    First day of preceptorship is behind me. It was a really great experience. We had two critical care patients. By shift's end, I was taking total care of the less acutely ill one. I love my preceptor. And... I didn't break a sweat!

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