I'm not sure where to post this, so I hope this is the right place.
I am a brand new nurse, graduated December 2012 and just passed boards last week. Tonight I was offered my first job as an RN and accepted a position on the Medical Unit full time nights. I was absolutely elated! I start orientation a week from today.
Now that I sit here and it's all sinking in, I'm starting to feel anxious and a bit of disbelief that I am actually an RN about to start working as one...very soon. Is it normal to feel this way? I'm a bit scared and a whole lot nervous. I don't think I should feel this way, because I have worked at this hospital for 11 years as a CNA, I know the charting system, I know a lot of people there already (even though I worked on a different floor previously)...
For some reason I'm starting to doubt my ability. I did well in school and even better in clinical, but now that I'm actually going to work independently, I'm scared! I know I will have a preceptor for a few weeks...I don't know why I feel this way. Just wondering if anyone else felt the same.