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by ag11415 ag11415 (New) New Student

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Hello! Not sure if I'm in the right forum but I just wanted to vent/get some advice, I would greatly appreciate it!

I'm a new grad-RPN got my registration number a couple days ago. I am building my resume at the moment and applying to jobs soon, but I'm very nervous to start working as a nurse. I feel like I don't know anything and if someone would ask me a question I feel like I wouldn't be able to answer it. I'm petrified to start, I know its bad but I procrastinated on writing my resume for two days because I'm scared. for as long as I could remember I've always wanted to be a nurse, and now its here, but I'm terrified. Is this normal to have these feelings? Any advice?

Greatly appreciate any responses!

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Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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It is perfectly normal to feel this way! It is going to take you about a year to even feel comfortable as a nurse. You are also making a big transition from the relatively protected role of student to licensed nurse. It's a big change, still has a steep learning curve, and will take time to adjust.

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Silverdragon102 has 32 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Moved to the Nursing in Canada forum 

Perfectly normal to feel this way and hopefully the employer should offer some orientation but don’t be afraid to ask questions

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GBC_Student has 5 years experience as a BSN, LPN, RN.

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I've been working as an RPN for over five years. I still experience a bit of anxiety before I go to work and I'm still worried people are going to figure out I don't know what I'm talking about. Like others have said, it's perfectly normal to feel afraid. It takes a year to feel a bit comfortable in any position. Everyone has their first day. Once you get working you gain confidence and over time it gets easier.

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