Thank you both.
Yes, I apologize for the rambling. I was typing way too fast and trying my best not to make it entirely too long even though it was still long. I should have proof read it.
Please allow me to clarify.
Firstly, I don't want to come across to anyone as whining. I am attempting not to whine about it because this is actual questions/concerns that I am having. I know it has only been 3 days but that is why I feel the need to figure out how to address this early because I WANT to succeed, I love being a nurse in all the aspects of it. I don't mind staying late but I also don't want it to be a habit related to things that could have already been done with time allowing. I know there are days where you just don't have enough time.
I agree that nursing takes a long time to become comfortable with and by no means am I attempting to say I have it figured out. I do have the idea that time management plays a huge role in the day and I think that where the problem lays with the nurse who is my preceptor. The hospital I am with will hire new nurses but they are required to be in the residency program. This program pairs you with another nurse who is considered your "preceptor" to help you make the transition into the career. I will follow/precept with her for a total of 12 weeks then I will take on my own patients by myself. The program will include classes that I go to monthly for 1 year and then I work for another year under contract or else I pay them 5K back. So, my preceptor just finished her first year. She actually just finished the classes about a month, maybe two, ago. So, I think she is definitely still getting the hang of it as well, or at least I know I would. By no means am I saying she is not a good nurse so please do not take it that way. I just think that either I am slowing her down by being there or that she is really just still getting the hang of it as well. I do hope that it gets better, maybe she just has some things going on at home and next week we both can get the hang of being together or else it is going to be a long 11 more weeks.
I am not 100 percent sure on the turn over just yet. Every interview I have went to that is something I ask about, but of course it is not something that is always answered truthfully. I can say that I went to orientation with another nurse who will be on the same floor I am on and her preceptor is also fresh from the program with 1 year of experience. Also, there are at least 5 people who are new from my understanding with the exception of me and the person I went through orientation with. But when you put it in the way you did about all the new grad nurses and doctors, I can totally see the picture of the doctors being testy because of it. I guess I had just never experienced it before and I know I will have to somewhat get used to them being testy.
As far as the blood. When I said it was ready, I meant that the lab had it ready for pick-up. It was hung immediately after we went and picked it up.
When I talked about my wonderful preceptor, that was for my last semester practicum. She had 8-9 years of experience but I think we worked great together as a team. She was confident in my decisions and seemed to understand that I will not do something that I am not confident in myself, without asking questions. We were also on a busy floor just like I am on now and I think that is where some of the confusion comes from also because we were able to really manage our time well and take care of our patients. There were times that we were there a little late but never 3 hours.
Mainly, I know that if it continues I should figure out the best way to address the situation without seeming like I am being a "bad" person or a person who is a "know it all" because I am not. I just want to succeed and reach out to others to see if some of the things I am experiencing or will experience is justifiable.
I do hope this was a little more organized and better to understand. Again, thank you both for your insight. :)