People learn differently no matter what their age. It depends on past experiences, values, beliefs and opinions.
1)visual leaner: "show me" is their motto
2)auditory/aural learner: "tell me" is their motto
3)tactile/ kinesthetic leaner: "let me do it" is their motto (this is my style)
This is just bit of helpful info that we use in our RN residency program.
It is your job as her preceptor to listen, give feedback, develop a sense of trust, allow her to vent, identify conflict and confusion, and PROTECT them. It is an awesome responsibility but we must train our new OR nurses to have to be positive role models.
Also, setting goals is a great way to support your new orientee. At the beginning of the week she will be able to do __________.