New RN, First Job, Been out of school for 3 months

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    I completed my ADN in June of this year (2012) and passed NCLEX in July and have been persuing this job since then. It took a month from passing NCLEX to get the job, and another month before they set my start date. I am scared, I haven't had any hands on in 3 months and about to start working on a floor at a hospital. Is this normal for a new RN to feel this way? I am reading trying to stay up on things, but scared I may have forgot too much. Any advise, has anyone else been there. I really want to do my best, and not dissappoint my patients, new employer, family, and myself. Any advise would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    Congratulations for landing your first nursing job!! That is a great accomplishment.

    I moved your thread to First Year After Nursing Licensure where I think you will get more helpful responses and support. You might want to read through some of the other threads in this forum for helpful suggestions.

    Good luck!!!!
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    Thank you!
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    ABSOLUTELY NORMAL! Be prepared to feel scared out of your brain for awhile yet. I still freak out and I am 7 months into floor nursing. You'll be ok..... my best advice? ENJOY YOUR ORIENTATION!!!
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    Thanks, I'm glad it's normal. I plan on enjoying orientation, and I'm in a residency program for a year so I get extra skills classes and a mentor, that also helps. But being out of the clinical setting and school for the last 3 months really has me on edge. You are almost to your year yay! Thanks, take care!