I have been working as an RN in a 40 bed Med-Surg unit, though it's been 3 years, I still feel like I'm still one of the new ones....recently, I got my evaluation and I was asked by my DON to start orienting to charge (day shift). I didn't accept it right away coz I feel like I'm not deserving yet. I made a deal with my DON that I will give it a try and just be in charge as needed...relief/back-up CN. So she accepted. I have started orienting ( 2 days now), my dilemma is, I don't think I'm that assertive yet when it comes to dealing with issues with family, staff, and other issues besides checking and noting off orders. There are other nurses on the floor that I feel are more deserving, more experience and have more leadership skills than I do. I have a very good working relationship with my co-workers and other departments, I'm afraid that with me having a new role, I might step on other people's toes unintentionally... And I also noticed during the 2 days of my orientation, it's hard to address questions from Doctors, families, other dept about patients since I only know them by paper (report sheet)...I miss interaction with patients....I am coming to realize that really bedside nursing is what I enjoy the most...it's really different.