Hey everyone! I'm a new nurse and I was wondering, if I come to work early, would it be "okay" for me to go in and assess my patients before the start of shift and before report is given?
I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed because my preceptor is overbearing and impatient to me. She'd ask me a question and assume I don't know, she passes judgement on people too quickly. I'd answer the question correctly and then she'd say, "no, it's..." and then repeat the exact same thing I just said. I don't like it because many times I feel like it's a power struggle or an ego battle she's attempting to play. What makes it worse is that because I see the way she gossips about other people (because she gossips ALOT about other nurses), I feel like she's gossiping about me too. So I just don't feel comfortable talking to her and asking her for help because I feel like she's judging me and gossiping about me to other nurses. She knows what to do for her and her patients, but when it comes to other nurses, she's intolerant.
Did anyone else have this kind of experience as new nurses with preceptors? How did you handle it?