Bad nursing orientation


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by germinariojenn germinariojenn (New) New


Specializes in Oceanfront Living. Has 45 years experience.

19 hours ago, Nunya said:

And fwiw, I think it's more important to chat your assessments before doing care plans, those can be done anytime but if you don't do your assessment and then a patient or 2 goes downhill you're always behind...

Please tell me how your preceptor expects accurate care plans without assessments???


Specializes in Medical-Surgical Nurse, Community Health Nurse. Has 38 years experience.

Hi RiverRat788,

I agree with you. you have to do accurate assessments to pave the way for the preceptor to have fair expectations.

On 12/3/2020 at 1:15 PM, germinariojenn said:

I started at a local hospital as a Float RN. I have 1 year's experience in med-surg/ tele nursing. This is 8th week on orientation and my preceptor still is pushing me to work quick and not giving me time to call doctors about labs or doing other things. I usually chart all my assessments first thing in the morning, but my preceptor yells at me and tells me to do my care plans instead. I got yelled at by the nursing educator for not having my assessments done on time (I get them done before I leave) and still having to be coached. I tried to notify my supervisor and HR, but to no avail and no new preceptor. What should I do, as I have an interview with a cardiologist in the area (which I had applied to before I got this job). 


If people yell where you work, quit.  This is absolutely not normal in any situation.


Specializes in Medical-Surgical Nurse, Community Health Nurse. Has 38 years experience.

If someone would yell at me, once, twice...., for sure I will quit!


I’m sorry you’re going through this. I genuinely dislike people that feel the need to yell to get their point across and have to rush everything. Some people just don’t seem to get that not everyone can work at break neck speed. 

Edited by Crystal-Wings


Specializes in Medical-Surgical Nurse, Community Health Nurse. Has 38 years experience.

Hi Crystal-Wings and hherrn

Yelling to someone, is another way of abuse of power and definitely leads negative consequences. Yelling to your subordinates makes them feel intimidated, and not respected, and leaves them with unhappy feelings which leads in return to decreased productivity. Your subordinates would never love you or easily approach you, While self-estimate is very important to every person, especially nurses, yelling at them decreases their self-esteem, and finally they would lose respect on you.

Usually those supervisors who like to yell to their subordinates, they usually have family, social, relationship, personality, or other personal problems. So, yelling to others helps them to fill the gap from the problems they have. They just just shout loudly and angrily, and this increase a sense high-self esteem, and then hope for the best. If this problem continue, the retention of good nurses becomes a big issue. Good nursing managers have many other techniques of showing the way to their subordinates with patience, love and kindness.  Everyone can be angry, but not everyone will yell to others.  This is simply a very abusive behavior that be addressed in  nursing profession.