i know how you feel. i work 2 different jobs, the first i have been there 7 yrs. and am now off orientation. the nurses that i work with there are receptive to my questions and supportive of me learning and want me to learn well. conversely, at the other facility, the staff is totally unsupportive. it is 'team' nursing; me, an rn a cna for up to 8 pts. since i've worked there in the first week of september, pre-nclex even, i've encountered alot of the situations i would need to know about. it's a very small hospital and w' team nursing, the lpn isn't responsible for much paperwork, or much of anything really. i was off of orien for the 1st night, asked the rn a few ??? and she called the don next day and told her to put me back on orien.
this because we had a pt w/ a peg tube, i had never encountered that and wanted help to learn! @ narc count one day, the other lpn got pi**y w/ me because i was too sloooowww and i said, look, i have to learn, you have to be patient so just deal with it for 5
minutes! they have no interest in helping me learn, and thats why i took a 2nd job! ever since i went back to orientation,
i've done everything and the 'precepter' sits and reads. i dread going there because of their attitudes!
sorry, i'm rambling about myself. my point i guess, just ask your ???s. it's a process. the experienced nurses know it, they've been where we are. some are good and want to help. some just plain suck and want to keep to themselves. never feel stupid. you've gotten this far. and i bet you had atleast a few instructors tell you how much you'll learn out of school. be confident in what you know, and don't be afraid to stop and address the 'stupid' looks. tell them you don't appreciate it and definately don't be afraid of ruffling feathers. you'll be fine, and they'll gain respect for you when you speak up.