Quote from rbs105
To play the devil's advocate here, I feel my preceptor got 2 semesters OFF from having to do quite a bit of work that I took over for her as her student!! I wrote her exams, planned her assignments, solved student issues, oversaw clinical, etc etc. There were entire classes that I taught for her! I appreciate her, but felt I lightened her load quite a bit.
It sounds like you were a great student rbs105 -- and that you had a preceptor who was not interested in teaching/mentoring you very much. It sounds as if she took advantage of her good luck in getting such a capable and industrious student.
That's not always the case. Some students (even graduate students) have the "C=RN" mentality. (I guess I should call it the "C=MSN mentality." )They want to do the bare minimum needed to pass the course. They may be working a job, raising a family, etc. and just want their preceptors to "sign the paper" that will let them pass the course -- with only doing the minimal amount of work themselves.
Other students may have a decent attitude, but don't have the skills to work independently and need the preceptor to actively teach them to do every little thing and supervise their work closely.
Having preceptored 9 graduate students ... my experience has been varied. I've had a few great ones, a few problematic ones, and a few in-between.