Hi everyone! I am a new graduate nurse and have been working in my position for a month. I have a wonderful preceptor and I love the other nurses on my unit, but I definitely didn't think nursing would be this HARD. I had been warned and I also chose the ICU as a new grad, so I should have known my fate, but here I am. My preceptor says I am doing well and am right on par for where I am at in my orientation. My main reason for posting though is I was wondering how did everyone get through the tough first couple months/year. What is something you wish you knew as a new grad and what can I do to be a better nurse?