Shortly after I finished new grad orientation, I received a call from a neuro surgeon in the middle of my oncoming shift report. He gave me pre-op orders for a crani scheduled first thing the following a.m. I finished report, made my rounds, fed my patients dinner, and then remembered I had this patient to get ready for surgery.
I couldn't find those orders anywhere! Finally, I had to call him (at home) and explain what I'd done, and ask him to repeat the orders. He hung up on me, and magically appeared in the hallway of my unit about 45 minutes later. I, too, have had the experience of crying at work!
That was over 10 years ago, and although my organizational skills improved rapidly after that incident, I still occasionally find things to cry about at work.
New Grads, hang in there! Even though you completed formal schooling, your education is just beginning. Let your more experienced coworkers know you'd like to observe procedures, be notified and participate in rare disease or equipment situations, and, if you're feeling uncomfortable or uncertain in a situation, ask questions! Most nurses will listen to a situation or go take a look at something for you if you ask them to.
Also, ask your manager if there is anyone you could connect with in a mentor arrangement. I've worked in facilities where this arrangement is in effect for at least a year post graduation, and lots of people find it helpful.
Remember this experience when YOU'RE the experienced nurse, and some other poor soul is crying in the break room. Some day, you'll have the opportunity to help somebody else through this! Hang in there!