preceptors for employees - page 2

How does your facility compensate, recognize or reward nurses who act as preceptors to new employees? Is acknowledgment enough, or should preceptors be paid for performing this role? Thanks huge... Read More

  1. by   debbyed
    A fancy way of saying You are orienting a new staff person. You are now their preceptor. Definition of preceptor is "teacher, instructor".
  2. by   Rapheal
    My preceptor makes $1.00 more an hour for precepting me. I just love and respect her to death. I cannot give her more money for training me-but she will get payed back in some way by having her good work habits, and knowledge passed down to another nurse who will then someday train another nurse.

    A good preceptor is like a precious jewel. For all of you who put your heart, soul and kindness and patience into it- You are truly priceless!!!!

    Sorry I got kinda sappy on you guys. I just can't say enough nice things about my preceptor.
  3. by   susanmary
    Nothing to precept -- nothing for charge -- nada.
  4. by   JNJ
    It's part of the description of being a professional - we teach and train our own.
  5. by   mark_LD_RN
    we get paid nothing, i think we should but either way i am glad to do it
  6. by   renerian
    We used to get paid 1.50 more per hour.

  7. by   Zee_RN

    I enjoy precepting though. I have a new grad now that I'm precepting and I really enjoy passing on the knowledge and watching her grow. I love watching that "light bulb" flame on when a concept hits them...something they've read or learned about and now see.
  8. by   purplemania
    Thank you everyone for your replies. FYI, our facility pays $1/hr with no floating, reduced # of assigned patients, no charge responsiblity and points earned for clinical ladder. I want the preceptors to be more involved in documenting competencies and setting goals for the novice nurse. We are considering other perks for the preceptor, like paying for seminars, etc. Thanks again for your help.