It is normal and it will get better! The difference between nursing school and the real world is astonishing. Nursing school gives you a foundation but you do not learn "how" to be a nurse until you start working as one. I have been an RN for over a year and a half and comparing myself now to when I first started is amazing. I have grown and a lot has changed. I did not start to become comfortable until about 6 months in to the job. For most it is 6 months-1 year. There is a huge learning curve, you will feel discouraged but don't give up! It just takes time. Hopefully you have a good preceptor, good coworkers and management that will help you through the process.
Do not be afraid to ask questions. No question is ever a stupid question. You are better off asking a question to be sure on something vs. "assuming" and potentially causing harm.
If there are things you do no understand very well, such as a disease process, make a little note of it and read about it when you go home. Do your own homework. Make connections with your real life experiences.
Everything will eventually click and you will have that "aha!" moment. You are only on your second day on the floor so don't be so hard on yourself!
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