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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