I am a long time lurker and first time poster to this site.
recently, i was assigned my nursing preceptor ship and was disappointed in my assignment. I thought perhaps someone could show me the bright side of things here because what i am assigned is so far from what i wanted to do for preceptorship.
I have been assigned to a skilled nursing center. I looked up the floor online and it looks like it focuses on sub acute/ rehabilitative issues.
From what i can tell it seems like i am going to a nursing home type of environment.
Originally, i wanted/requested multiple times to do ER.
I'm trying to look forward to doing my preceptorship but all that i can think of is that i don't think i'm going to get to practice any of the care skills related to emergencey/acute care that i wanted to learn and practice.. I don't know what skills i will get to do on this floor but i'm wondering if it will be anything interesting...
Beyond this. Will precepting in a nursing home translate to experience i can use after school (I do NOT want to work in a nursing home)?
Anyway, i don't know if anyone else had to precept in a similar environment or not but i am looking for something to look forward to. I have searched the forum a couple tomes on this topic and didn't find anyone else who's done this.