Hey all! I need some moral support Okay, I'll make this short. I am going into my senior year, going to get my BSN. I have been extremely lucky as far as grades go- my hard work has consistently paid off very well. This summer I was lucky enough to land a role as a nurse extern- I shadowed an RN at the hospital and was supposed to take on many responsibilities of a registered nurse as the weeks went on.This is where I feel completely embarrassed. I felt dumb nearly every minute of every day. I was constantly looking up things that I have learned but forgotten about, I am still studying as I have all summer. What if I'm only book smart and an idiot in the field? I feel like I can never achieve what my preceptor and the other nurses are capable of- balancing a million things at once time like that. Is this normal, or should I look into another type of nursing? The hospital did like me, and want me to work there possibly even when I graduate. So my shortcomings at least were hidden fairly well. But still, I feel like I am incapable of such a fast-paced environment. Do many new nurses feel this way, and catch up? Or is a hospital job just not for me? I know I'm not the only student/new nurse that feels incompetent! But I'd like to hear from those who have been there, what's the difference between normal frustration, and realizing that you're working in the wrong type of nursing? (ex- hospital, home care, etc)Lastly, can you learn to "think on your feet" or is it something that you feel like clicked right away?