I am a brand new RN, and just worked my 4th shift. It left me feeling overwhelmed and incompetent. I have always been a quieter person, it takes me time to feel comfortable in a new place, and sometimes my "Shyness" can be mistaken for obliviousness. I am 31, so I am older than the new nurses on my unit, but their outgoingness and confidence just makes me want to shrink more. I do really well with patient communication, but skills have always taken me longer (I NEED repetition). Report overwhelms me, because I know what I WANT to say, but I feel so judged, like I must be forgetting something. I guess I just need someone to tell me it's going to get better. Today was also the 1 year anniversary of my Mom's death, so that didn't help my emotional self. I know I know things, and can do this, I just feel so defeated right now. Anyways, I have always enjoyed looking up things on this site, and am happy to finally join as a nurse.