I have been an RN for 4 years. Three of those yrs I worked PRN in LTC/rehab while focusing on my family. I had very scattered training and was just thrown in. I did gain some valuable experience but I am feeling a bit rusty with some of my nursing knowledge and skills. I accepted a FT med surg position and start next month. I have no clue how a hospital runs. I am concerned that I will appear stupid and get eaten alive! I tend to be by the book and know that it is not always realistic in practice due to time and other reasons. I am also super nervous about blood draws/starting IVs because I have no experience at all except for a plastic arm. Does anyone have any tips on how to prepare for this position? I want to review and brush up but am feeling overwhelmed and I do not know where to begin. I am excited and know I will learn a ton. I just want to walk in feeling confident and prepared. Thank you!