In need for words of encouragement. I am a new LPN of 5 month, I just started my first nursing job a month ago. Which is exciting, but I feel so incompetent. My first job is working in an Express Care clinic and it's like a whole new world for me compared to nursing school. There is a lot that you don't learn in nursing school and I'm trying my best to keep up. Trying to keep an open mind, but the feeling of being incompetent makes me dread going to work. I worked so hard for my LPN and currently working towards my RN, I hope I picked the right profession to go into and it's just the first time jitters for me.