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.
A nurse preceptor always aims to provide learning and teaching experiences to the new nurses. They also show safe and reliable patient care using practice that is evidence-based. They are responsible for orienting new nurses who may be new to the profession or new to the department. Nurse preceptors can end up teaching nurses who already have twenty-five years of experience, but is new to that section of the hospital.
How you become a great nurse preceptor? Below are some tips on how you can become one:
These are only some of the key things you should do to become a great nurse preceptor. You are their leader. With your help, a new batch of indispensable nurses will be helping more people in your health care department.
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