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Hi,

It happen in hospital now in days. I live in California and it is hard to find a nurse or preceptor will be patient with you. Many preceptor does not seem like want to teach you. I been through a time when my preceptor told me that I was not good in this and that and she wrote me up. Therefore, when I was terminated they can use it as evidence. I cry home that day.

All I want to say it is not your fault to ask questions because you are new and asking questions are something you should do. People now in days just don't have patient and really don't have the heart for people anymore.

tferdaise

Specializes in Med/Surg, Progressive Tele.

Sorry to hear you are having problem with your Preceptor, it is tough to find Preceptors who are willing to Teach. Many of them do it for the Extra Monday, not to be able to make the unit a easier place to work. Talk to your manager about the issues you are having.

Hi,

It happen in hospital now in days. I live in California and it is hard to find a nurse or preceptor will be patient with you. Many preceptor does not seem like want to teach you. I been through a time when my preceptor told me that I was not good in this and that and she wrote me up. Therefore, when I was terminated they can use it as evidence. I cry home that day.

All I want to say it is not your fault to ask questions because you are new and asking questions are something you should do. People now in days just don't have patient and really don't have the heart for people anymore.

Thanks for your understanding. I had talk to my manager about it. The manager did not do anything and used that again me in the end when I quit the floor. I told the manager what happen and the manager did take care of it. I write a letter and follow the procedure when I leave that floor. In the end, my manager still put me in a blacklist. It was hurtful for me. I can not believe someone will do things like that to you. But I saw that manager did the same things to two other nurses that leave the floor previously. That why I follow the law and procedure, but in the end it still the manager did that to me. It happen in hospital because there are people who try to cover themselve up. My preceptor I believe she is a nice person outside because every week the first day she comes to work. She was so nice to me. Then the second day she will start to harassing me. Telling me I am not good in this and that. It always happen in the second day. The first day, she will be have a good day. The second day she will make things like going through hell. I think that why she write me up because she wanted to cover herself as well. I am worry about not finding a job in this minute. Fear of employer call for reference to my previous employer. I still tell the trust to my interview now. I hope someone understand and hire me. May God see everything that is out there now in days.

Sorry to hear you are having problem with your Preceptor, it is tough to find Preceptors who are willing to Teach. Many of them do it for the Extra Monday, not to be able to make the unit a easier place to work. Talk to your manager about the issues you are having.

sasha2lady

Specializes in LTC.

This is obviously a blessing in disguise..something much better is awaiting you somewhere else. I would expect nothing less of a nurse who was taking care and medicating my family than what you did.....b/c I would be highly upset if a nurse gave my mom 10 wrong pills b/c she wasnt supposed to 'ask' about them or what not.

I'm wondering if maybe you would not have had this problem if you had been assigned to a night shift? Having 59 patients during the busiest shift of the day sounds like a daunting task for a newbie nurse. When I hear stories like this it really gives me butterflies.

When it comes to meds, first make an effort to look the med up in the med reference book that is on the cart. Anytime that you can answer your own question by looking something up in a med book, a reference book, or the floor policy and procedures manual, do so, before asking a colleague. You never know when a coworker has sized you up and is just waiting to complain about you. "Asking too many questions" is an easy criticism to make against someone who is new.

Hmmm. I know it's a pain for nurses to have to answer a lot of questions from new people - but frankly - I think that comes with the territory when a new nurse/LPN has been hired. If the nurse has been there for months and is still asking the exact same questions, okay, that's a problem, but I would HATE to be a patient at any facility where brand-new nurses are terrified to ask questions because someone may use it as an excuse to report them.

And I would hate to go to work at a facility where I can't ask questions that can protect my patient's life and safety - just because the nurse doesn't feel like taking 60 seconds to answer my questions.

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