i know where you are coming from.
when i was in clinicals, and at the end of my nursing program, my preceptor just babied me and really never let me do anything.
when i compared notes with the other student nurses, i was surprised at how much they actually got to do.
i called myself a glorified nurses assistant that wore a college student nursing uniform!
any way enough with me...
it is not fair to you.
speak up now, or set yourself up for failure...
during orientation, in my presonal opinion, is:
1. one needs exposure to all that all nurses get exposed to on a daily basis.
2. should have someone available at all times to check you off, on procedures not familiar with.
3. should not be let go too soon (sink or swim attitiude).
4. review the day and see what things need improvement, and what strengths you already have and celebrate that accomplishment.
5. preceptor must have a positive attitude,is very knowlegable, and has great resourses if he/she does not have answer to a question!
this is your career.
don't get off on the wrong foot.
be assertive and tell them what you need, and be clear about it.
if they are not receptive then guess what???
dol not put up with that type of treatment.
Quote from graduatenurse
i usually dont vent in this forum, but today i feel like venting. do you guys find it difficult to orient new nurses? i started a new job at the subacute nursing home and the nurses who are suppose to be orienting me wont let me do anything, they are acting like they are going to lose their license if they let me pass meds etc.. then they would ask me to take vitals, go to the other side of the unit where other nurse is assigned and do her admissions. i feel like she is telling me to do this to get rid of me. am i suppose to put up this and smile and finsh my orientation or am i suppose to stand up for myself and say something? i know its not easy to orient new nurse, but its not easy to be oriented, trying to make sure i dont bother them too much while learning new stuff. what do you guys suggest?