Preceptor Objectives

  1. I am almost an RN. I start my preceptor work in a few days on a cardiac step-down unit. I prepared a list of personal objectives, but my instructor told me that they are too broad. I am really interested in cardiac nursing and desperately want to do well during my preceptorship. My problem is this--how do I know what I should learn? I don't want to sound stupid, but I was hoping that some of you would give me some sound advice. What skills will benefit me the most? My preceptor is very knowledgeable and I want to learn as much as I can from her. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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    Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 15
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  3. by   NSDRN
    Well for a first how many objectives do you need? If you're going to be doing your preceptorship in cardiac stepdown you will want to improve your skills at reading rhythm strips. You may also want to improve your skills at heart and lung sounds. I did my preceptorship one year ago in a cardiac ICU. I also had to make a list of objectives. Please PM me if you want.