Can anyone give me some advice on how to overcome my new nurse nerves? I graduated from nursing school several years ago and never really used my skills. (just homecare, one client) I took a refresher course, but I still get really nervous when I'm working. I am still on orientation (since December). I started on a med/surg floor for two months, spent one month in ICU, and now I'm in the ER, the dept I was hired for. I will be orienting there for three months, but I am feelling overwhelmed.I am beginning to have doubts about whether or not I can handle the ER. I need a pep talk!