I don't know about after obtaining the license, but during clinicals, today in fact was pure hell. I really got beat up today. Some my own fault, some of it was expectations beyond my current ability. I have been in clinical for a full month, (that's a total of 12 full days) Wed, Thur, Fri. and my preceptor expected me to do the whole case without asking what to give or do next. This would have been fine, but no one else has given me so much rein and I really didn;t know what to do with it. I had never had this preceptor before, I didin't know the way he liked to do things( all of them like different things). And Im slower than I should be.
Don't get me wrong, I am glad I had the experience and I learned a lot. Mostly what I was capable of, but I gave a pt too much neuromuscular block for the case (I didnt know this surgeon and the procedure was so fast). I was lucky he did reverse and we didnt have to stand around waiting. Yes, I learned. I will be doing ALOT of reading tonight.
So, yes, there is high stress as a student, if you were wondering! The good part is I got all 4 of my intubations today and 4 spinals this week. Yeh!