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NewNurseAlert specializes in Family planning, med-surg.

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Hi. My program just announced the preceptorship assignments and I was dissappointed not to be placed in the unit I work in, as a CNA, which I love and want to work in. The supervisor said that they wanted to put students in different units than they work, but I'm niot sure it's true, other studentare in their units...

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chevyv has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Gero Psych, Ortho Rebab, LTC, Psych.

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At our school we are not allowed to precept at the same place we are employed. It's good to see what else is out there! Good luck :D

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pharmgirl specializes in ER, ICU, Medsurg.

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I would definately jump at the chance to the see/do something outside your comfort field. I'm in the middle of my precepting right now. I've done 80 hours on one floor and last night we were thrown to the ICU floor. Totally different experience, I was scared/overwhelmed/excited, but happy to see a different way of doing things. It will be good and maybe you will love a different area of nursing you never thought about. Good Luck and snap up the opportunity!!

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fiveofpeep has 2 years experience and specializes in critical care, PACU.

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Im not sure of your question, but if you can, you should stay at your job and do the preceptorship so you have more options when you graduate for getting hired.

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chevyv has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Gero Psych, Ortho Rebab, LTC, Psych.

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Im not sure of your question, but if you can, you should stay at your job and do the preceptorship so you have more options when you graduate for getting hired.

I think she can't precept through her school at the same place she is employed. She doesn't have a choice.

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NewNurseAlert specializes in Family planning, med-surg.

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Well, see, that's the thing, they said they don't let students precept where they work, but they turned a blind eye to two girls who are being preceptored in their work units by their good friends. I'm pretty sure they will get hired right into the units. It only bothers me because I am scared I wont get hired into my unit, a specialty area that I totally love.

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RNDreamer specializes in acute care.

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How does the school know where you work? Are you required to tell them when choosing your preceptorship?

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NewNurseAlert specializes in Family planning, med-surg.

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This is a small community and the hospital is very closely connected with the nursing program. I got hired at the hospital after I started the program, I'm sure it was a big plus for taking me. Several of the instructors are also employed at the hospital. It can feel a little suffocating, and it is difficult to find the line between work and school. I just now realized that my supervisor had something to do with my preceptor placement, I had no idea, didn't see that coming.

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