Hello Everyone! Thanks to everyone in advance for your response. So I have been working as a New Grad RN in the OR for about 3.5 months. At first I was super psyched about the position and well now... I am starting to feel super discouraged. I feel like I am not catching onto things as fast as I would like to and I get this weird vibe that the senior staff notice that I am not. I feel as if they compare me to the others that were hired on with me, whom have experience as an RN ranging from 8 months to 10 years (I am the only "fresh new grad" that was hired). Sometimes I receive snarky remarks such as "they really shouldn't hire new grads into the OR." Anyways, on top of all that management seems anxious to get us to be on our own. I am at a lost as to what to do? I take notes on surgeon preferences, room setup, etc. But I just don't know... somethings are just not clicking with me. Somedays I honestly question if I am cut out for the OR. It makes me sad because I had a great outlook coming in but now it is starting to dwindle. To those of you experienced OR nurses... is it normal to feel this way? At what point should I be proficient at things? At what point were you able to run a room by yourself? Also any words of encouragement are welcomed (and very much needed ) Thank you!