the problems with being a new grad are universal!!! i felt the same way not too long ago and i have been a nurse going on two years (i was a new grad in med surg and the ed). the learning curve to become a competent nurse is so steep it takes at least a year to be average by most employers’ standards. thus, new nurses are considered new grads with less then 1 year of work experience and in some specialties we are new grads with less then 2 years!
if your work environment is not the problem (i.e. it is not toxic or dangerous), then i agree with the above poster that you should keep this job. a different nursing job in the hospital setting will feel the same because you are not going to be any different. as mentioned above, the more work experience you get the more you will see your time management skills improve.
specifically, you will find that you will no longer waste time with small talk because you will know how to redirect and manage interruptions. also, you will better understand how to document events as they occur rather then playing catch up at the end of your shift. plus, you will be faster at performing nursing tasks proficiently. most importantly, you will know more about the human body and disease processes to allow your critical thinking skills to kick-in rather then constantly being confused or at a loss. to sum, you will be in more control of your patient load then you are at this time. gl and join us on the first year after nursing licensure forum: http://allnurses.com/first-year-after/