I have done 3 shifts of my preceptorship rotation at a local hospitals ICU. The hospital is smaller and not as fast paced as I am used to in the ER I work at (so far) . Yet, I am weak at things like pharmacology, interpreting lab values, assessments, paperwork and the flow of things. I know that most of these things will take time yet, right now I just feel lost! I feel like "Will I ever know what I am doing??” One of the nurses I worked with today said "No, a part of you will always feel incompetent" ... I don't like that mindset!
It is going pretty well so far but I have a LOT to learn!