The first impression a new nursing employee gets of the hospital unit is the Preceptor. If that relationship does not go well, this can lead to a new employee not completing orientation or a shortened stay with the hospital. I had the privilege of having Rob as my Preceptor. I appreciated how thorough yet calm he was, with a positive attitude throughout the challenges. His patience is a great asset. He took the time to explain policies and ensured that I understood. He was always available to answer questions. When I spoke with other nurses he was Preceptor for during orientation, I got the same response from all of them. I believe with Preceptors like him, a high retention rate is reachable. As many new nurses and employees as possible should have the opportunity to be mentored by Rob.