These feelings will pass. It might take 6+ months, but they will if you just stick to it. One thing's for sure, you either love or hate the ED, but you don't need to make that decision until you've worked it (as a nurse) for at least a year. Every new grad finds themself in this situation. Just prioritize and when a dr gives you that look, don't be afraid to tell him you have other pts, or in graphic detail what you've been doing for the last hour. Just don't tell him that if you're sitting on your rump and your stuff isn't done. Most ED's you'll find that you can go ahead and start your line once your pt gets to the room and keep that NS close by so that you can hang in in a flash. Put 95% of your pts on the monitor so you have a record of their vs you can go back and record if you have too do it late. You will learn these and many more little tricks that will help you along the way. Don't be afraid to ask for help. I never mind helping someone, especially if they are new either to the dept or nursing altogether. I was told to "be a sponge" and learn from everyone around me. Most nurses don't mind sharing their knowledge with someone who is eager to learn. It's the ones who think they've got it down and know more than the seasoned nurses that become irritating. Oh, and being a new grad to the ED is not as uncommon as you would think. I did it and don't regret one second of it. I had an ICU nurse that had to float to our dept and take pts b/c of a lack of beds the other night, after being next to him for 12 hours, I was so proud to be an ER Nurse! Good luck!