Sounds like you are wanting more respect from the experienced nurses. It's that feeling that you have to prove yourself. In my experience, it's not just when you are a new grad. I've also felt that way after taking a new job. Just keep on, keeping on. In my experience, if you are a good nurse, ppl will eventually take notice. Put your guard down and relax. And hell, if there's 10 other people trying to be chiefs, I will gladly step back and be an Indian. I don't need that kinda stress and I'm not an adrenaline junkie just dying to rescue someone.