I think one of the reasons your replies are few is explainable under the other poll--which area of nursing would you LEAST like to work in...Psych is topping the list. Many of us are unsure how to answer 'cause few of are psych nurses and many, like myself, would do anything BUT psych nursing. It's a whole different ballgame.
Were you in a more "medical" field of nursing, I'm sure you would have a zillion replies by now.
If I were responding to, for example, a new med-surg nurse, I would say "give it time." Your feet are barely wet (with unmentionable liquids, of course
. Also, sometimes there are just bad runs...months where you have lots of really bad patients, lots of deaths, etc. And then you'll have a stretch of good things happening. It's cyclical. I have no idea how this relates to psych. My worst assignment is when I come to work (ICU) and find I have a 302'd Overdose/Suicide Attempt to take care of.
I hope you can resolve this uncertainly within yourself. I know it's very hard going to work everyday when you are questioning yourself as to where you belong.