Hey guys! have been working as an RN for a year now, but in LTC. Just switched to a Cardiac Critical Care/ Tele/ IMC unit in a community based hospital. I had a month of orientation classes and now it's my third day on the floor. My preceptor is great and I feel like I'm progressing each day. First day I just shadowed, 2nd day I took our 4 patients but preceptor was in room while I did assessments, gave meds, etc., today I felt like I took a little more charge and did more things on my own, though my preceptor was always available and checking, which is great. I'm just wondering- how long did it take you guys to finally feel comfortable at your job and confident in your skills? Maybe its just personal but I feel like I doubt myself! I also get very intimidated by certain nurses (today one of my patients went south very quickly and everything happened soo fast, I ended up transferring him down to ICU but the nurse was so snippy, I got intimidated giving her verbal report!) and also with MD's. Maybe it's just that I'm not confident enough in my skills yet to really feel comfortable... I know it takes time, just like with any job! I just really want to make a good impression. This is a place I would like to stay for a long time! Just wondering how other nurses felt starting a new job... Thanks!