I have one more semester of ADN program to go. I start doing my preceptor work in a few days. I've been assigned to a very nice, intelligent RN who works on a cardiovascular step-down unit. All students are required to come up with their own personal objectives for their preceptorship. I turned mine in, but my instructor said that they were too broad. Here's where the problem comes in--how do I develop specific objectives for this unit, when I'm not exactly sure what actually goes on there? I am notorious for making things too difficult. I could really use some suggestions.
Dec 29, '02
I sat down with my RN preceptor and we discussed the unit and the most suitable or workable objectives for that unit. We also discussed the amount of time that I would have to accomplish these objectives. I then wrote up what I thought I could accomplish during preceptorship. It worked out really well. I had my RN check them before I handed them and my instructor was happy with them. Good luck and enjoy your preceptor time.
I wanted to add that this was suggested to our entire class. Our instructors encouraged us to work out our objectives with our RN preceptors. They stated it would help build a good working relationship and also help teach us more about working as part of a healthcare team.
Last edit by BMS4 on Dec 29, '02
Dec 29, '02
I will wish you good luck. i hope you will post again and let us know how it went!
Last edit by RN2be on Dec 30, '02