As a new nurse, there will be moments when you feel overwhelmed, especially if you work in a fast paced medical facility.

You’ll encounter situations that you may not have dealt with as a nursing student. Accept that it is simply a part of the job, and lean on the knowledge and skills that you do have to get through it. If you’re struggling during a shift, talk to your coworkers and supervisor. A good team will want to ensure that everyone feels supported.

Turn to a veteran nurse for advice and guidance to help you get through those challenging times that every new nurse is bound to experience.

Try to see challenges as a learning experience, and as a way to prove to yourself that you do have what it takes to be a great nurse.