As a new nurse I feel completely inept and incompetent at times (which everyone says is normal) . I am very happy to find this forum for us newbies , b/c we need the support of one another!! I graduated in Dec, passed boards in Feb, got hired in May in LTC... I am truly overwhelmed sometimes and forget alot of what I learned.. Many nights I come home and read my med surge book just to refresh my memory and it does work... Now when I read my textbooks it makes more sense b/c Im actually seeing things daily rather then every other weekend in clinical. Nursing is truly a profession where we continue to learn each and every day and I look forward to learning from my fellow newbies!