I've written something similar on another post, but a frustrated nurse is worth the retype :chuckle
I've been nursing 9 yrs. switched jobs 6 months ago. from a CCU/CVICU to a heat transplant unit. I was so overwhelmed, paperwork differences, policy changes, patient load that I called in more in this 6 months than in my 9 yrs. no lie! I wanted to quit every day, drove home each day saying "I'll never go back there", only to get up with that darned alarm clock the next day.
it's not only that you are new to nursing, you're new in your job position
This is a HUGH life stressor, filled with really bad days and a few so so days where it begins to click, only to fall apart the next day.
WHEW!! know that this is expected, normal, and even those of us 9 yrs. in are going through what you are with a job change. I stuck it out, it is now comfortable where I no longer dread, okay, hate going in, I'm no longer in a panic, and I'm comfortable.
Part of my problem was that due to my exp. I was pushed through orienation because I already could care for patients. The policy's and paperwork were my undoing, plus different standards. I can't imagine all this, plus having to learn how to nurse (I've blanked out my first year of nursing, it only comes back as nightmare flashbacks :chuckle ). make sure you've bee given enough orientation. If not ask for more. Many times I've taken a new nurse off orinetation for a month or two and placed them back on after we've identified new needs. This is not failure. It's learning. pure and simple.
So be EASY on yourself. I spent th last 7 years training new grads into the ICU it took 18 months solid for them to be comfortable. I hear the stats for a reg. med. floor are a year.
So dig in those heels and know that it only takes time. Form a netwrk of nursing support, our families don't always understand. This site, although I'm new here seems to be a great place too. so keep at it.