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4 Preceptor Personality Types

Prisca Smith | Scrubs Magazine

“Co-Worker”

4. One of the best preceptor’s out there is the “Co-worker.” This person will work with their orientee, make a plan to provide good care to the patient while teaching along the way, and provide hands-on experience because they encourage the orientee to do as much as possible. If an orientee gets a “co-worker” they should count their blessings and make sure to provided a thank-you gift at the end of the whole ordeal!

The reality is that a good or bad preceptor makes or breaks orientation for a new nurse. So what have I learned? As a nurse on orientation, it is really, really important that I (1) give my preceptor a fair chance and really try to work with them, (2) work hard from the start and try to do as much as possible while I have someone as a back-up and (3) know when to confront a bad preceptor-orientee situation and/or ask for a new preceptor.


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    kd_aman

    almost 4 years ago

    72 comments

    My hospital gives preceptor pay; they just have to write it in a time clock edit log. I do have to say that I experienced a preceptor that did a lot of the work and didn't teach me stuff, or sometimes she did let me do stuff but rushed me through it and sometimes even took over. I also felt like when I asked questions she didn't answer them in the way I was looking for - she was too rushed to make sure she was getting at what I needed to know. Also I felt she was very critical. So I got a new preceptor, actually 2 cause my main preceptor is part time, but she was the only one available where I will be working, right now. I really like both of them now. They are both "co-worker" style.

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