As a new grad who just started training, I would recommend sitting down at the end of each shift (even when it is busy) and going over the day, Always START & END with something positive. We never go over anything and I have no idea if I am doing well or terrible. My preceptor is a great nurse, but does not always have a lot of patience. It takes me a long time to do meds etc, and this clearly annoys her. I understand that, but I dont want to make mistakes. Some days I go home and feel awful and dread the next day and other days I go home thinking I am going to get this and do ok. I get no feedback. Ever. As a newbie, I am so filled with doubt and I do not trust myself at all right now. I need some reassurance when I am doing something correctly. I also need to know when I am not. I am a big fan of the see one, try one type of learning. I like to see how you would do it first, then I would like to try. Then I want to try again.
I guess my best advice is to be patient
, we are slow in the beginning. Give feedback when the newbie does something new, but try to stay positive even if they need work. Try to end every day on a good note.