Seems to me to be about right. I mean learning the "tasky" things is the natural progression of the novice nurse to the expert nurse. It's like learning to drive a stick shift. First you're all concerned about getting it in the right gear and the right time, and letting the clutch out just right. But as the stick and clutch become sort of second nature, you're able to settle into the zen of driving, and with experience comes the knowing when to slow down to avoid a collision and knowing when to speed up, or the reading of other drivers. I'm saying all this as a student. I understand that there's a lot more to my clinical pts than getting the foley in, doing their blood sugar checks, and starting IVs, but I'm unpracticed at reading the multitude of personalities you meet everyday. My assessments are getting more thorough as I learn different subtleties but it will take time for me to get the big picture. That's what learning is all about.