I received my LPN license at the end of August. I am working in the same nursing home that employed me as a CNA for four years. I thought the transition would be easy and I was so eager to start working as a nurse. Well, I hate it. I have never felt so slow and clueless in all of my life. I excelled in school, but it is taking me so long to get the hang of nursing in "the real world". I am always staying over for about an hour to finish up paperwork and treatments. It takes me about 3-4 hours to do my morning med pass. I feel like a complete failure and a terrible nurse. I'm only working a couple days a week, but it still seems like I should have the hang of it by now. Everyone at work is very encouraging, but I feel like I went from being one of the best aides to the worst nurse in the building. It's like I don't have time to be a good nurse, and all I can do is pass my meds and do the minimum amount of charting to squeak by. I am an overachiever/perfectionist in general, and I HATE not doing a good job. I'm currently in school finishing my RN, and I have plans to continue beyond that to BSN and possible NP. I am so scared that I'm doing all of this hard work in school and I'm going to hate my career. How long did it take everyone else get the hang of it and feel comfortable in your role as a nurse? I need some encouragement, thanks!