Can RNs be the preceptors for RPNs?
Specializes in Medicine.
Apr 18, 2017
I've never seen it. An RPN is a preceptor for a new hire RPN or a practical nursing student so that they may learn the role of the RPN in that setting (an RN would likely have some additional charge duties which RPNs do not do,and an RN would be assigned to care for a more unstable patient while an RPN care for a more stable patient,as per the CNO).
Has 18 years experience.
Colleges that offer PN programmes also offer Preceptor Workshops for working LPNs to develop the skills need to preceptor a student.
Considering that most RNs don't know what an LPNs scope of practice is, you'd be set up to fail.
Apr 19, 2017
Actually Many of my classmates who had their consolidation in hospital had RN preceptors.
I was lucky to have an RPN at the time but I'm now following RNs in my NGG job. It doesn't seem like they allow the RPNs here to be preceptors at least not on my unit
It depends on where you work. I am an RPN and was a preceptor for a student completing her final placement, or consolidation; we were in a clinical setting.
vintage_RN, BSN, RN
Specializes in NICU.
Has 7 years experience.
Not sure about this...but when I was an RPN I was often a preceptor for RN students on my floor....lol.
For their final placement/consolidation?
I've buddy shifted them when they are on the units for shifts and when their knowledge base was the same as a PNs. But most were not happy to mentored by LPNs, the U students were the worst for complaining.
No way would any of the local universities let an LPN do the final preceptorship and evaluation.
Apr 20, 2017
For their final placement/consolidation?I've buddy shifted them when they are on the units for shifts and when their knowledge base was the same as a PNs. But most were not happy to mentored by LPNs, the U students were the worst for complaining.No way would any of the local universities let an LPN do the final preceptorship and evaluation.
Fiona, I'd like to ask you why you have such a negative aspect towards University of Alberta nursing students? Your past posts have always had something against UoA.
Is it fair that a bias opinion towards the UoA and its students warrants such negative stereotypes?
Please Fiona, for a professional, I simply do not understand why you've continued to disrespect and continue to degrade every single UoA student with such a negative tone; this is unprofessional.
You maybe have negative prior experiences with certain individuals who happen to be UoA students, but it is not fair to point fingers at every single of them. If you have personal opinions towards UoA nursing students from prior experiences, it's best to keep them to yourself.
You called UoA students in a previous post that "common sense seems to be missing from many of the UoA students." [among other negative posts] (https://allnurses.com/nursing-in-canada/university-of-calgary-1078999.html#post9267573) This is absolutely insulting and untrue.
Anyone with the basic concept of statistics understands that correlation does not imply causation. Please show some respect for the hard work University of Alberta students do, because I've met really amazing students who are phenomenal and it only devalues their efforts when individuals talk down on them because of biases.
The last three new hires on my unit have all been U graduates. All have been placed on learning plans and given extended orientations. The PN grads from Norquest haven't had problems. The new grad GMU floats we get from the Float Pool don't have issues.
See a pattern?
Apr 21, 2017
The last three new hires on my unit have all been U graduates. All have been placed on learning plans and given extended orientations. The PN grads from Norquest haven't had problems. The new grad GMU floats we get from the Float Pool don't have issues.See a pattern?
Ah, so your presumption is that all UoA nursing students are incompetent based on your anecdotal evidence?
The fact that you didn't understand that [A] does not equal simply shows your confusion and logical fallacy. [and lack of statistical insight]
It should be obvious that just because an argument is valid does not mean the conclusion is true -- this is known as the validity versus truth.
The fact that you've simply attempted to assume 100% confidence with Norquest and GMU students goes to show your prejudice and partiality.
Regardless of what the experiences you've had on your unit, that does not justify how you treat UoA students through ill regard through social media.
Attacking fellow nursing students and current RN's is attacking the nursing profession.
Will you even attempt to apologize?
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