You know, I recently had a series of rather interesting things happen in my work life, which has resulted in me taking a part-time charge nurse position in the ER (um, holy crap!) and various factions of the trauma surgeon department thinking I know what I'm doing 99% of the time.
In reality, I am quite overwhelmed. I don't know how I went from shiny new nurse to okay nurse to preceptor to prn charge. I really feel like most of the time I'm just winging it and I've got everyone fooled. In fact, I remember writing about that exact thought not so long ago. Funny thing is I really haven't come far since that particular moment, at least in my own opinion.
To sum it up nicely, this is exactly how I feel: