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Preceptor is SO BAD!

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DolceVita has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in IMCU.

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@JKL33agreed.

 

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On 11/3/2019 at 8:36 AM, TitaniumPlates said:

jed it was a devils advocate statement...the possible point of view of the preceptor.

 

Um, NO, that was a direct quote from the original post.

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Meagan is a BSN, RN and specializes in CHF.

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When I was a new grad, I had a preceptor that just didn't click with me. She was a great nurse and a wonderful person, but I knew I wasn't getting what I needed to succeed. I wound up going to my manager and telling her I didn't feel that I would be prepared to go off of orientation if I stayed with her. You don't have to tell them every last detail of what you think she did wrong, but it's clear that you are not comfortable with the way she instructs you. In my opinion, it's your career.. you only get one orientation and they should want you to succeed. 

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Did you even talk to your preceptor about this to see if maybe you are misunderstanding something, like maybe you should observe a bit in the ICU before you get a patient?  And it’s probably a good idea to ask when you don’t understand something unless your preceptor can read minds. 

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Emergent has 25 years experience.

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You know what's annoying here? There were a lot of thoughtful,  constructive answers here, but the OP never returned. It was a waste of time...

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Pixie.RN has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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4 minutes ago, Emergent said:

You know what's annoying here? There were a lot of thoughtful,  constructive answers here, but the OP never returned. It was a waste of time...

I always assume (there's that word, haha) that the OP comes back and at least reads things. There were some mixed reactions, so perhaps she wasn't comfortable responding, and that's cool. I figure people can take what they need and leave the rest, and that discussions like these may be valuable for others as well. So IMO, never a waste.

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Emergent has 25 years experience.

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1 minute ago, Pixie.RN said:

I always assume (there's that word, haha) that the OP comes back and at least reads things. There were some mixed reactions, so perhaps she wasn't comfortable responding, and that's cool. I figure people can take what they need and leave the rest, and that discussions like these may be valuable for others as well. So IMO, never a waste.

True, although my 'assumption' now is that she's an entitled millennial who wants a trophy for showing up. 😉

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adventure_rn is a BSN and specializes in NICU, PICU.

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41 minutes ago, Emergent said:

You know what's annoying here? There were a lot of thoughtful,  constructive answers here, but the OP never returned. It was a waste of time...

Lol, I'll take being ghosted by the OP over the most likely alternative, namely the brand new poster who doesn't like the response that they get and goes on a defensive rant about how we're all terrible people, how nurses eat their young, how 'I'd never want you as my nurse,' etc. That's especially frustrating after you've taken the time to craft a thoughtful, productive response. It reminds me of this super amusing thread from a few months back:

I agree with @Pixie.RN that I figure the OP may at least peruse the responses. If nothing else, perhaps other new grads (current or future) in a similar boat may glean some wisdom from the posts. I think that the value of an open forum like this is that users months or years from now may stumble on the posts in the archives and continue to benefit from them. Even if the OP doesn't directly benefit, other readers still can.

If nothing else, I feel like this discourse has taught me a lot about the infection control risks related to pouring urine down the sink (and people's surprisingly divided opinions about the practice). 😂

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Pixie.RN has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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1 minute ago, adventure_rn said:

If nothing else, I feel like I've learned a lot about the infection control risks related to pouring urine down the sink (and people's surprisingly divided opinions about the practice).

Right?! Everyone, please stop pouring patient waste in the sink! Ewwww. 🤢🤮 Happy to spread that info to prevent the spread of nasty bugs.

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39 minutes ago, adventure_rn said:

Lol, I'll take being ghosted by the OP over the most likely alternative, namely the brand new poster who doesn't like the response that they get and goes on a defensive rant about how we're all terrible people, how nurses eat their young, how 'I'd never want you as my nurse,' etc.

This is usually followed by a "I'm never coming back on this site again" otherwise known as the "internet flounce." 🙄

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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1 hour ago, Emergent said:

You know what's annoying here? There were a lot of thoughtful,  constructive answers here, but the OP never returned. It was a waste of time...

OP was on the site yesterday (Monday). So hopefully reading and considering our replies before adding one of their own. 

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nursej22 has 30 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in med/surg,CV.

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6 hours ago, Pixie.RN said:

Right?! Everyone, please stop pouring patient waste in the sink! Ewwww. 🤢🤮 Happy to spread that info to prevent the spread of nasty bugs.

But what if someone pees in the shower? We used to encourage patients to do this after getting an in-dwelling catheter out. 

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