Recently I was asked and shocked too precept a new grad on the busy BUSY floor that I have been working on for only one year. A little reluctant at first, I accepted. Management and other staff are fully confident in me and Im honored, as teaching in nursing is a passion of mine. HOWEVER, I want to make this a good experience for the new grad. Im nervous because I want her to feel supported, learn as much as she can, and be confident when she gets out there on her own. I can remember how anxious, slow, and over-whelmed I was as a newbie and keep that in mind every day when we work together. We talk about our goals before the shift begins, and end our shift with what went well and what we can work on for next time. Ive told her that their are no dumb questions, and to ASK whenever unsure, and if I dont know the answer we'll utilize our resources together and figure it out. Ive also tried not to hover too much, breathe down her neck, or make her feel inadequate (because I personally had a preceptor who did that to me and it drove me nuts, made me feel stupid, and kind of made me feel like I had to please my preceptor). Can anyone including new grads, students, and experienced nurses share some advice or personal experiences so I can make this a positive experience for the new grad?? Thanks so much!!