Hey everyone - Im a new grad and just started working. The orientation with a preceptor is only 4 weeks long. Does this sound unusual to anyone? I was under the impression that my orientation would be a couple of months long. My nurse manager said that if more time was needed, you can have two extra weeks. After one week with my preceptor, I am feeling like I will definitely be needing the full 6 weeks. However I am scared that my nurse manager will be annoyed with me, and that it will just be more work for her and my preceptor. They said by the end of orientation I will have worked my way up to a full load of 6-7 patients (ortho/neuro floor). 4 weeks does not seem like enough time to be taking that many patients and feeling comfortable at the same time. Im scared that I will feel rushed and not be able to handle it. Any advice???