I have just finished my first year in nursing school, and have accepted a 6-week summer internship at a neuro unit. For my sake, and for that of the preceptor who will be working with me, I want to be as prepared as possible.
Here's the deal: my school doesn't do a med/surg rotation until the second year, and we've have very limited opportunities thus far to practice any clinical skills. On the plus side, I've been getting good grades, and have ordered a copy of the textbook on neuro nursing recommended on this site with the intention of reading through it. I also will be reviewing my assesment skills and making darned sure I remember those cranial nerves before I walk in the door.
What would you expect from an intern if you were a preceptor, and how could your intern help you out the most? What skills would you make sure he/ she would leave with?
Thanks a million in advance...