LadysSolo 5,468 Views
Joined Dec 17, '06.
Posts: 250 (72% Liked)
As a nursing instructor, I expect my students to SEEK OUT experiences during clinicals, and ESPECIALLY during preceptorship. If she is hiding and not trying, I would expect you to notify me (you say you notified her program so done,) they should have talked to her (I would have,) and then if she doesn't improve I would expect you to fail her and give detailed reasons why. And at least in the program I teach in, she would just have to repeat preceptorship, and then she could graduate in the next semester (if she improves.)
2mint, ADN, RN, the OP did state that she contacted the instructor, the instructor was the one who said that "Alice" was to be"lead" with the OP as back-up. I will reiterate again, as a nursing instructor for the last 10 years, ALL of my students in their preceptorship/capstone (whatever the program calls it) are expected to seek out all the experiences the law allows them to have, as this is their last/best chance to get experience with maximum back-up. The students go in being totally aware of this, and any of mine who would have acted like this person would have failed and had to repeat their preceptorship. I want capable students coming out of our program that are sought as new hires in this area, and I AM proud of my former students I see working when I am doing my other job as an NP. Do I expect a lot of them - YES! But so does the job (when they get one.) I do NOT want them coming out of the program thinking hiding and putting their work off on others is the way to do things (although had one of mine acted like this earlier in the program as I suspect "Alice" has, she would not have made it this far.) I "hunt down" my students if they are not readily visible.
I prefer to ignore 2mint, ADN, RN from now on. I have no problems communicating and am well-respected professionally by co-workers, students, patients and families and do not wish to further engage.
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