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4 Preceptor Personality Types

Prisca Smith | Scrubs Magazine

“Hands-Off”

3. Another preceptor I’ve run into is the “Hands-off.” In other words, the orientee will keep her HANDS OFF the patients while this nurse is in charge, and this kind of preceptor will do EVERYTHING while not imparting one iota of knowledge.

I actually had a “hands-off” during one of my first orientations and she was also a “set-up” – in other words, I wasn’t “allowed” to do anything with the patients and was there to observe only, UNLESS something went wrong, which was when I was “set-up” to take the blame. Bad combo and yet another preceptor to “trade-in,” if possible.


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