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Who You’ll Hear
Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K – Nurse educator, former cardiac med-surg/stepdown and neurocritical care nurse, author, speaker
Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN, a bachelors-prepared registered nurse, is the founder and owner of The Nerdy Nurse, LLC, and TheNerdyNurse.com.
What You’ll Learn
- Common Mistakes Made as a Preceptee
- How to undo being overly confident
- Nursing is a team sport
- What teamwork really means
S6E58: Mistakes We Made Being Precepted Show Notes
- Mistakes made as a preceptee
- My job is not to show all I know
- Self pressure to perform perfectly the first time
- It is a learning process not a performance
- Nursing school teaches you to be overly confident
- They tell you from day one that 1 out of 3 won’t make it
- You do not have to be perfect, you are still learning
- Come in hot and overly competent
- Can you correct that?
- Many try and act overly competent, like you belong there, but it can alienate coworkers
- Your skills will catch up to your confidence
- Admit you were wrong or that you don’t know something
- Be aware of how often you are correcting a new nurse
- Are you correcting policies or just your preference?
- Every nurse thinks their way is the best way
- Nursing is a team sport
- Building good rapport is important
- Working with different personalities can be challenging
- There is no one teaching you to get along
- View shifts as working together and a team, everything gets done and flows
- What does teamwork really mean?
- Relying on each other
- A good preceptor is key
- Hit the ground running
- What is a good relationship between a preceptor and preceptee?
- Won’t make you feel like a nuisance
- Don’t pretend like everything is fine
- Learn personalities and work with your strengths
- What makes a good preceptor?
- A good teacher or mentor
- Some bad preceptors teach the way they were taught
- They may not realize what they are doing
- The things you do for one preceptee with impact every patient they encounter
Mistakes We Made Being Precepted Video
More Resources for Preceptors:
- S4E37: What Nursing Teamwork Practically Looks Like At the Bedside
- Becoming An Awesome Nursing Preceptor
- S5E43 – Tips for New Nurse Preceptors
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