I recently passed the boards in June 2013 to become an RN...yay! I accepted a med/surg position at a hospital working nights...another yay. I'm about 6 weeks in and I still feel like a fish out of water, and its a very discomforting feeling. I've never done any clinicals at this hospital and I feel like I'm falling behind compared to my fellow recent grad counterparts who were hired the same time as I. Sometimes I find myself overwhelmed with just 5 patients, but my preceptor tells me I'm doing just fine and that it will take at least a year to get in a comfort zone. There's just so many protocols to remember at a hospital, and not to mention our doctors still paper chart orders. I want to stick it out and not quit but some days I feel like I know nothing! I'm a type of person who likes routine and knowing what to expect everyday when I arrive. I like consistency in a controlled environment and find comfort in routine tasks. I can be a bit shy, i'm very free spirited and kind, and i don't like working in a fast paced environment. Deep down I know I should probably stay since there's so much learning that can evolve, but at the same time I wonder will my personality be better at a doctors office, clinic, health department, high school, etc. What do you propose? I want to feel confident in my abilities but its hard when you feel like you still have soo much to learn!