I slogged through another 12 hour NICU day on Wednesday. I'm given no responsibility, and since my preceptor doesn't take any patients, I just sort of float here and there, helping people. I spent the majority of the day helping an older nurse with the 'feeders and growers'. Meaning- I fed and changed babies all day. The frustration of just 'hanging out' somewhere, coming from clinicals where I had my own group of patients and all the responsibility I could want, almost got me in tears. The sheer monotony of it. I supposedly have one day left, but whether I will actually go or not, I don't know.
The good news is, my preceptor gave me an 'A'. I guess I was a good cart stocker.