I definitly feel the same! I have been precepting for a month now and Im up to 3 patients,but I feel like I have NO clue what Im doing half the time and Im soo slow! Im constantly nervous when giving meds and Im always forgetting to do things.My preceptor has been great,but I feel like shes picking up my slack.My charting is always behind,I forget to check orders or I spend too much time on one thing which messes me up with another thing.Im scared Im gonna be that nurse everyone hates to work with or receive report from.My preceptor wants me to build myself up to four patients next week,but I dont feel ready.I feel like I havent got the balance between paperwork and procedures,and I feel like I never will.Its like as soon as I step on the unit after receiving report Im looking up labs,meds,assessing,then start giving meds(which takes me forever),checking orders,calling the docs over import info,calling pharmacy for not having a med on the unit which puts me behind,changing tubings,st IV,D/C pt,doing an admission,turning pt,etc....... I can't keep up!sometimes I dont use the bathroom till late afternoon.I watch the other nurses just doing their thing with no prob. I feel like Im never going to get to that point.Trust me,you are not alone!