Hello! I began my first nursing position in November 2015 working full-time on an ortho/neuro/oncology floor. I did a lot of classroom-type training and general orientation for the first month and have actually worked on the floor for about the last two months now. I was paired with a great preceptor, but I am feeling absolutely miserable in my new role. I know everyone likes to talk about how you need at least a year to get your bearings and gain some confidence, but I am constantly anxious and stressed out. I walk around my unit on the verge of tears all the time, spend most drives home in tears, feel sick on my days off and spend them worrying about what I did or did not do on my last shift, and letting the anxiety build about the next shift to come. I have a small child at home that I am solely responsible for on my days off and I hate being around him with this dark cloud over my head all the time. It's impacting my relationship with my spouse and other relationships as well. I never wanted this area of nursing, and have always longed to be in women's health (antepartum, L&D, postpartum, etc), but figured it was a good starting point as a new grad. I was hoping to get a year under my belt, but I can barely stand the thought of making it through the week, let alone a year. Even if I did, the hospitals in my area where women's health jobs are more plentiful require a BSN and I am ADN prepared. I am concerned about continuing education to pursue a different area, when I'm not feeling committed to nursing period at this point. Do I have other options aside from bedside with my education level? I'd greatly appreciate any insight!