thank you for all of your replies. even in nicu, if there is no staff, even im still on orientation they put me in the back where the stable babies are, wrking like a staff already without preceptor. if im lucky and there is enuf staff, im in the front with the really sick babies shadowing my preceptor. i voiced this concern to the nm but she said i hve been floated in nicu befre so i should know. but when i float befre i only feed.. do vs and i and o.. not give ngt feedings etc.... its so hrd to be in this situation where my orienation is not consistent... where i am being pulled out in peds floor or at the back in nicu help feed babies if they have no staff.