It is never a secret that new nurses are anxious whenever they enter the health care workplace to which they were assigned, for the first time. All their years of studying in classrooms and spending hours as interns just fly out the window at that moment. Most of the time, they end up with their minds blank, shocked at what’s expected of them. This is when they approach the nurse preceptor’s desk apprehensively. What does the nurse preceptor do? Simple. Help the novice nurses acclimate to their department, to the staff, and to their duties.