So I am a new nurse and am training at my new job. Since I will be a float I'm spending two days on each hall, four halls total. We are a skilled nursing rehab with one hall devoted to long term skilled nursing. My question is this: I know there is by the book school nursing and real life nursing, regardless I do do everything I can to be by the book. Today I was on the long term hall and had two PEG tube patients. All of their meds needed to be crushed, then mixed with water to give via tube. I was told you never mix meds, you give them separately. The nurse I was training with mixes them all together. Cough meds, BP meds, fiber and so on. When I went to give the meds I was separating them and was told "you don't have time for that. You will never get meds done on this hall if you separate them." To make matters worse, our med aid was also irritated that I was doing this because i was taking too long. My long story question is this, what is ok to do?