So I just graduated in Dec and have been working for 1 month in an ICU. My preceptor is absolutely terrible. He hates his life, complains about literally everyone despite me asking him multiple times to stop with the negativity, and he can't ever be wrong. I have proven him wrong on multiple instances and he does not like that very much. Other nurses on the floor have told me to take what he says with a grain of salt. Anyways, what it all boils down to is that he tells me I am overcharting my documentation. He states that he only charts by exception. He also said, and I quote, "If you are charting so thoroughly, it can get you in trouble because when State comes, they will wonder why this new grad is charting so detailed and none of the other nurses are. And usually the one who is over documenting is a new grad nurse who wants to kiss ***." I have seen his charting and he's a terrible documenter. He's gotten mad because I have refused to document his conversations with physicians for him. In addition, my Cerner trainer specifically told us to be as thorough as possible (esp in the ICU) to cover our own asses. I also had an instructor in nursing school who highly recommended against charting by exception as it can hold some of its own legal liabilities. What are your opinions? I've looked for a documentation policy for our ICU and cannot find anything.