Hi everyone, I'm a new grad nurse with my BSN (fresh out of nursing school! Yipee!), and I recently got a job in an Emergency Department in a large city hospital. I was never a PCA or nursing assistant, so my only clinical experience is from rotations in nursing school (none of them were in an ICU or ED). The orientation period is pretty extensive (16 weeks), but I'm worried that I still won't be ready in time since this is my first experience in the ED. I've been orienting for 2 weeks, and I absolutely love it so far. I enjoy all of the challenges, variety, and really using my critical thinking skills. I was hoping that I could get advice on how to become a competent ED nurse so I could start using it before I have to be on my own on the floor. I know other people have posted about this topic before, but they all seemed to be from years prior. I'd appreciate any advice, tips, and tricks that anyone thinks would be helpful to a new grad nurse in the ED. Thanks in advance!