How does your facility handle this? I was kind of shocked when I saw I had a student with me my first week off orientation. I feel so fresh and new myself and still have not even done a variety of skills myself (hang blood and insulin drip comes to mind). I love teaching others but really felt uneasy having a student with me so early on. I'm not in my groove yet at all and am still figuring out how to hold my own. Is this common to be assigned a student so early on as a new grad? I felt very tense and nervous thinking I might make a mistake.
Does your facility take these things into consideration? Do they ask RNs if they want a student nurse, or just assign them? Just curious what the norm is here.