New Nurses Precepting Students/New Hires? - page 4
So the other day at work one of my co-workers (2 years out of school) was teamed with a nursing student. Now this particular nurse is still somewhat shaky about his skills- good nurse but not super... Read More
Feb 22, '12Occupation: RN Specialty: Med Surg - Renal ; From: US ; Joined: May '11; Posts: 1,442; Likes: 3,000Quote from All4NursingRNSounds like your co-worker is trying to expand his skills while helping someone else.Anyway he is management's love puppy (well atleast one mangers') so I guess someone is trying to make him look good.
I have been on the floor less than a year and I just finished a 90-hour preceptorship with a BSN student. It went great; we both learned a lot.
As I was reviewing the preceptorship with her professor, she was surprised to hear how new I was and she told me I would make an excellent nursing instructor.
To my knowledge, I am not management's love puppy and NO ONE has to make me look good.
Feb 23, '12Occupation: School Nurse Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience in School Nursing ; From: US ; Joined: Dec '08; Posts: 2,206; Likes: 3,644As a senior nursing student, I was precepted by a nurse who had just completed her first year. It was only for one day when my normal preceptor for that rotation was absent, but it ended up being a great opportunity because I got to see her thought process as a new nurse and the resources she used when she was unsure of something. Whereas my normal preceptor would already have known a certain policy, the new nurse showed me where the p&p manual was. Whereas my normal preceptor would have known what to do in certain situations, the new nurse had to consult the charge nurse. It was good to see a similar decision making process to the one that I myself would be making in a few short months.