I was not eaten as a new nurse. However, I was confident but asked questions. I also learned not to take any crap off of anyone. You say you're thinned skinned, you might want to toughen up. Not only do nurses eat their young, but doctors, families, and patients will yell at you. It's just a fact of the job. But don't be afraid to be a nurse. You might just have to find the right specialty for you. I thought I wanted to be an ER nurse. I even have co-workers tell me I would be great for it. But I think Med-Surg is my calling. It's ever changing and challenging at the same time. I love being a nurse and wouldn't change it for the world. =] Good luck in nursing school!