Not all Nurses make good preceptors

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In our profession, preceptorship has become a passive and assumed thing simply because of time-in-grade.

“Well, since you’ve been a Nurse long enough, could you precept and teach the new Nurse on the unit?”

Being a preceptor is more than just supervising an inexperienced worker. You have to be an educator, a mentor and disciplinarian. But you need to adapt to the students needs at any given moment.

Patience is a requirement. You have to patiently slow down your workflow and teach by the numbers, something that is much easier said than done.

We all tell stories, know stories and have heard the horror stories of bad preceptors. Don’t trip and play a role in another one of those stories.

Just because you can do the job, doesn’t mean you can teach the job. We need to learn how to teach.

What are your thoughts? Care to share your story? Maybe provide some insight for the next class?

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Nurses. Compassion fatigue. Get over it.

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Serious face.
Compassion fatigue = Nurse burnout

A very real and devastating condition that is all too common in our profession. The bad news… we all have the potential to slip into this abyss. The good news, it’s something we can work on and have the potential to prevent.

I talk about six highlights that I think matter the most in battling this beast:

1. Develop HEALTHY coping mechanism [http://seanpdent.com/1NkF25r]
2. Pursue life balance
3. Be honest
4. Develop thick skin [http://blog.rtconnections.com/]
5. Accept the badness
6. Remember your why

I never said it was going to be easy… I simply said it would be worth it. Start working on your compassion fatigue the minute you step foot into this profession. It’s never too late to start.

Oh… and there is that humor thing I constantly talk about.

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Wait. Are there Nurses who don’t drink coffee?

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Yes. I drink coffee. And… no… I can’t believe there are Nurses out there who don’t drink coffee??

I thought it was a pre-req to entering Nursing School [wasn’t there a coffee check box on the application?]

There are Nurses who drink coffee… and everyone else who is wrong (LOL). ☺

Coffee chat confessions. Five things about ‘Coffee’ and ‘Nursing’ that every Nurse should know.

1. Don’t be a coffee bandit
2. Please keep the coffee motor oil to yourself (coffee jell-o)
3. Fru-fru free for me please
4. Why is there NOT coffee in IV form yet??
5. Try not to commit a coffee foul.

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