preceptors? - page 2
What do you look for in your new grad orientees? Pet peeves?... Read More
Mar 4, '13I can teach you skills, but:
1. Have a good attitude.
2. Value teamwork
I have a huge problem with new nurses that come in and never smile, or roll their eyes during report. Inappropriate. Period.
Teamwork is a must on any busy unit. If you are done with your stuff and just browse the internet while person next to you is obviously drowning, that will be addressed as well.
Mar 4, '13Quote from RNsRWeDoes you asking them how they were shown fit into the equation anywhere? I know after awhile at the bedside we start to do things our own way, or we aren't up on the best practices coming up in school.Scenario: Preceptor prepares to draw up a med, or maybe change a dressing with Newbie in tow.
Newbie: "Wow, they didn't show us in school to do it like that, THANKS for showing me another way. I appreciate learning there's more than one way to do something". DINGDINGDING, give that Newbie a star sticker.
Newbie: "Wow, they didn't show us in school to do it like that. It doesn't look right. I don't think that's safe....are you SURE you're doing it right? I don't think you're right." WONKwonkwonk......kicked to the curb.
Mar 4, '13Quote from TaitDepends. Mostly on whoever is talking in front of me. If it's the person who is taking the position that the ONLY possible way to do something is what her teacher showed her, then no....probably not. If it's someone who has given me the indications that there's something good going on there....probably.Does you asking them how they were shown fit into the equation anywhere? I know after awhile at the bedside we start to do things our own way, or we aren't up on the best practices coming up in school.
I do know what you mean, though. Thing that I have found is that the way that tends to be shown in school is the one that that the teacher favors (for whatever reason). And that doesn't exclude someone else's way...but to the shiny-newly-birthed RN, well....they don't know that. So, to answer your question, my answer would have to be "it depends"!
I'm no longer a floor nurse, so I have precious little opportunity now to have these interactions.