I graduated a year ago, and completed my first week of hospital orientation yesterday. The past year has been an absolute nightmare for me especially emotionally and financially. I thought after graduation the world would be my oyster. Boy was I in for a rude awakening when nobody was hiring me, nobody wanted to give me a chance. But that's water under the bridge and now i get to move forward in my career. In two weeks i'll be on my unit and i'm really nervous. I haven't done an assessment in a year, don't really remember meds, and just don't know how i will handle myself with my coworkers, my patients or myself. I was told that there is team nursing on the floor, something i have never done during my clinicals. I'm trying to review everything i can and no matter how much information i try to store in my head it never seems to be enough and time is ticking away. As i'm going through classroom orientation the amount of things i am responsible for keeps piling up. I don't know if there is such a thing as "new grad jitters" but boy do i sure have them.