I am currently nearing the end of the 1st week of my 1st clinical placement in year four, and I am so frustrated with my preceptor. I feel like a lot of the time I am left on my own to figure out what it is that I am supposed to be doing. I am her 1st student, and it really feels like I have to plan out everything. I feel like a fish out of water, especially since I have been out of clinical for a month and have never worked on this floor before. I feel so jealous of this other student on my floor who has an older nurse who is with him all the time, and seems to be giving him more direction. I'm just nervous because by the end of this placement I am supposed to be doing 75-100% of my preceptor's workload, and I don't really see how that will be possible if things continue like this.
I am planing to talk to her about it, and I realize that I should be asking more questions, but also keep getting overwhelmed with all the things that I don't know yet.... Maybe I'm just stressing out too much???
Anyways, I was just wondering if anyone could share experiences with new preceptors and how they handled it?