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Choosing a preceptorship

  1. 0 Hi all,

    I am in the process of choosing my preceptorship for my final semester. I am interested in going into peds. Is it important that my preceptorship is in pediatrics?

  2. 3 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  RNRAC profile page
    Not necessarily (any experience is good experience really) but it will be nice to have a peds preceptorship to gain some good contacts for when you start looking for that first position!
  4. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
    It definitely wouldn't hurt, all for the experience, the resume dressing, and the networking opportunity.

    However, not getting a peds preceptorship isn't necessarily the kiss of death to your dreams, so if you don't end up with peds preceptorship, don't give up hope.
  5. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
    I would certainly try for it but, as the others have said, if you don't get it, it's not the end of the world. I got my first job for the sole reason that my preceptorship was on that floor and my preceptor recommended me to the director and the vast majority of people I know who came to this pediatric hospital as new grads had connections. I did also know other people who transitioned from the adult world into peds though.