Thanks everyone! When I am the only Intern assigned to an RN then I do float between the 2 patient assignment, but the Interns outnumber the staff RNs by about 10 on any given day, so sometimes that isn't feasible. I appreciate the input and I was really looking for helpful hints. I'm very familiar with the Hospital in which I work and the system as a whole so I definitely take pts for testing off the unit because I'm probably the only Intern that doesn't get lost
I haven't yet been assigned a Preceptor and we've all floated among the staff, which has been very educational just to see the many different approaches that are used within each of the Critical Care Units.
As HouTx pointed out, it definitely is going to take time to learn the Nursing driven order sets, because they don't pop up too clearly in our computerized charting, and when you do find them it's tough to understand at first, but I've utilized the Pharmacist assigned to the unit and my primary RN to help me when I've added/modified orders.
Thanks again to everyone in the AllNurses community