I have recently been oriented to the charge nurse role in an ICU. I am afraid I am not cut out for the job. I lack assertiveness when confronting the more seasoned nurses and ask for too many opinions when I am making decisions. Is the charge nurse role a learned skill or do you need to have some inherent qualities. They felt I could handle the role but I lack the self-confidence in my decisions. I have also seen that no matter what decisions you make you will never please anyone. I want to be proficient at my job and want to accept this new challenge I just have doubts that I can learn this new role. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.