preceptorship in January!!!!

  1. I have been picking up extra clinicals for a few months now (going 4 days a week instead of just 2) and found out on Monday that I will be starting my 80 hour preceptorship in mid-January. I'm a little freaked out by the thought of it, but very excited. When we go back to school after Christmas I have to take our comprehensive ATI and do 2 more nights of peds and then I will do my preceptorship. I am actually doing it on the same floor that I work on as an aide, which is where I plan to work as a nurse as well. Tomorrow I will be working out a schedule for both work and the preceptorship with my manager.
    What do you guys feel is important to do to prepare for this? Over Christmas I plan to spend time reviewing my lab value norms as well as drugs. One of the nurses I will be preceptoring with likes to ask questions about why 1 drug would be used over another, so I want to be sure I know those answers! I've also been mentally go over how a typical day runs as a nurse, with time-management and all. For school I am in the hospital from 3:30-9:30 so we have never been on the floor for a full shift but in my preceptorship I will be doing the regular 12 hour shifts. That has me a little worried.
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  3. by   muffie
    good luck to you
  4. by   Lisa CCU RN
    You have an advantage in that you will be on the same floor where you are a CNA.

    Sounds like you will be fine, just remember to breathe.

    Good Luck.