i am a senior nursing who just got my preceptorship assignment (where you work full time shadowing a real, living breathing nurse
) and i am terribly disappointed that it is in a med-surg unit (i have already done 2 tours of med-surg). now, don't get me wrong, i think med-surg nurses are some of the hardest working nurses out there, but they told us that if we got good grades, we would get first crack at the primo preceptorship assignments (icu, ed, nicu, picu, oncol, neuro, etc, etc). well, i KILLED myself studying since i've been in school and got straight-"a"s (i also have 2 little kids). i know that some other students with worse gpas got much better assignments. this is my last shot at critical care before i graduate since the only parts left are psych and community health. my questions are:
should i pitch a fit???
(i suspect that i am being discriminated against becuase i am older and have 2 kids although i specifically stated i would work any hospital/any shift).
does it even matter?
will i not get a job in critical care if i don't do my preceptorship in critical care? will the interviewers hold it against me? i am in a bsn program in a large metropolitan area with many hospitals.
is it just me or is there a lot of favoritism in nursing school??? i feel like there is always some drama going on in my program.
Thanks for any advice!
ps i am an emtb/former software engineer not a soccer mom trying to kill some time :wink2:
pps i love smileys!!!