Hi everyone! I've been an RN for a bit over 5 years now, and I'm about to take on a role I'm VERY excited about!! I'm going to be precepting a student. She'll be with me for the semester, and the goal is to have her working independently by the end of the semester. I was wondering if any of the more seasoned nurses have any advice for me? Or if any new grads/recent hires with preceptors can tell me what you really appreciated from your preceptor? I just want to make this a great experience for this student. She has already told me she's nervous about the experience (I work on an acute unit), which I understand of course, but any suggestions on how to make her comfortable? I figure the first day she'll just follow me around mostly, get acquainted with the patient population and with the paperwork. Any ideas anyone? Thanks in advance, I'd really appreciate it!!