I really need someone to talk to. I am on day 5 as a brand new Grad at orientation. I was doing fine the first couple days with the Nurses who precepted me. They let me help them with med pass and tried to show me the ropes. The last 2 days I have had a Nurse who does not come close to doing anything by the book. Fine, I get that in extended care you need to take short cuts. But, she has asked me to sign things I didnt do, and she has signed the MAR 3 days late, etc. She asks me to put meds in the cart that are already pulled and just put someone name on them while I pass to some other resident that just wheeled up to the med cart and wants their meds now. She skips back and forth all over the MAR, suggests that I will not succeed in med pass if I do the 5 rights, etc. I could go on and on.
Last night she let me help her with med pass. Tonight she stood back and stared at me all night but it took me a few hours to figure out she was not going to help with med pass at all. It was never made clear to me because she was still throwing in her 2 cents and having me do med pass her way. Well, I did not finish med pass by 11. She let me fail at med pass and then just told me to go home at 11pm when my shift was over. Does that sound right? Should she not have told me I was on my own from the begining or at least stepped in when she knew I would not get it all done in time? She was the Nurse on duty and I was listed as an orientee.