I've been a nurse in LTC and jails for 12 years. I finally took the leap to get my RN and graduated in May 2020. Immediately, I got a job in Neuro ICU, and was excited and nervous because I've always dreamt I'd eventually be in the ICU. HOWEVER, I find myself making small mistakes now 7 months in, and I feel like LTC barely prepared me. It's a whole different world. Maybe I'm prideful, and I knew I'd have to learn from those more experienced than I, but didn't expect to feel so out of place. I have been supervising for 7 of my 12 years, and woundcare specialized. Does anyone else have any experience with taking such a lateral transition? I have an excellent team of helpful nurses, but I cant help but feel like I should be better. I learn something new every day at work!