I am having my preceptorship at a local hosptial and I really like the staff but I am worried about the Nurse to Patient Ratio. They are a busy Telemetry floor with a pretty high accuty of patients and the RNs usually have 6 or sometimes even 7 patients. My Preceptor (who is also the charge nurse) has talked to me about working there after I graduate in May. I want to work on a Tele floor but I'm just worried that I woudn't be able to handle that many patients. I am super scared!
Since I am Preceptoring on the floor, can they cut my orientation?
Is that Ratio normal?