Your desire to learn and evolve into an experienced nurse will drive you to seek out opportunities and develop the communication skills you envy in those colleagues you admire. The advice already given is great. Emulate a colleague or 2 you admire, ask questions and NEVER be afraid to say you don't know. I don't know, but I will find out, ask, etc. is the best thing you can say. You can fake it til you make it with your confidence level, but do not feign knowledge. I am in my 19th year of nursing and I still learn something new everyday. I love medscape!