This nurse lacks confidence and/or points to lack of experience if they need to "research" their assignment for 45 minutes. I used to do this as a newb nurse.
This is how it should go:
Be punctual. Show up 10-15 minutes early. Poop. Pee. Snack. Obtain assignment from charge. Stalk previous shift nurse to get your report ASAP. No one has time to dilly dally. Shift starts at 0800. Let's say you get 6 patients. Bed side report should complete in 20-30 minutes max. Get back to station. Write down details about each patient on your brain. Should take no more than 2 minutes per patient to get the extra details you need (Ie med pass times, scanning H&P, previous provider assessment, I/O, VS, nursing orders). Ideally be ready for med pass at 0845-0900.
For the love of all things holy, why would someone work 45 minutes FOR FREE EVERYDAY THEY WORK?!
That's >100 hours PER YEAR (assuming 3 shifts/week)! Oh heck no!