I have been an RN for 2 years now working in PCU/Stepdown thinking of transferring to ICU. I have always wanted to do ICU nursing because I have always found it to be very interesting. My only issue is that my when I have a patient who is crashing my nerves get bad. My anxiety sets in and my hands shake, but I hold it together well. I am always able to answer questions appropriately and perform well under pressure. I am just wondering if there are any ICU nurses out there who started out the same way, being nervous in those situations, and how you adjusted. Will I become more relaxed in those situations to where it won't bother me as bad or will I always feel the same after I get more experience? I think that I put too much pressure on myself to always want to know everything that's going on with my patient and if I don't know it makes my nerves bad. It seems that ICU nurses are always calm, collected, and knowledgeable even when their pt is crashing. Any feedback is much appreciated.