I have been orienting with my preceptor for 2 weeks now and I find that with all things considered, I am learning well. The only drawback I have is that she tends to DO all my skills FOR me. I know it's not because she thinks I'm incompetent, she's just one of those nurses who hates NOT to do the work if you know what I mean. She's an excellent nurse and always knows what to do but I feel like I'm seriously missing out on some much needed skills and things to learn.
I wanted to ask your opinions, especially because most of you have been around all kinds of personalities and know how better to deal with them than me.
I have written a list of things that in my previous shifts I was unable to complete because she finished them or started them without me. I have made it very diplomatic and as non-threatening as possible. I feel in this short time of orientation allowed me, I have to absorb every second of learning possible before I get on the floor myself.
Any other suggestions on how not to appear hypersensitive and more like a sponge wanting to learn?