In a few weeks, I will be off of orientation for my unit . I have an excellent preceptor who has taught me so much. The problem is, I don't totally feel ready but at the same time, I kinda feel she is impeding my progress. My preceptor is pretty darn good, possibly too good . She is always 20 steps ahead of EVERYONE. So I am set in a whirlwind when something comes up and she takes care of everystep before I can blink. What scares me most is: if she didn't intervene, would I have missed something important? Would I have remembered or even thought of it on my own? She's not really getting in my way, but each day I come home with a little less confidence because I wonder "will I ever be able to act so quickly and efficiently like her?" I don't think I'd ever harm someone, but how can I do 10 things of equally priority at once? They offered me an extra week of orientation but I'm not even sure that would do anything for me. I just feel like my brain gets overloaded and lazy. I've never had to think so much in my life!I wonder if I am not as savvy as the average new nurse or do others go through this too?