First of all, take a deep breath. You are going to do fine! In a few years, you'll be the one everyone comes to for advice and help. I have been a nurse for 22 years and when I look back at some of the crazy stuff I have done or said....I actually laugh now. Don't get me wrong, you will still have bad days and patients that drive you crazy and managers that drive u crazy, but you will be better prepared to handle it.
My only suggestion is for you to make yourself your OWN report sheet. Have a section with pt.s name, age, diagnosis, PMH, allergies, diet, IV's, wounds, weight, ect etc....any special porcedure. Then have a section for the report you recieved and then have YOUR section for the report you are going to give then next shift. Their updated diagnosis, what procedures, labs, tests they had and WHAT WERE THE RESULTS?? i WANT TO KNOW their vitals, assessment, issues, how do their wounds or incisions look, etc. Make it concise, to the point-and yet informative.
Second, make your report sheet almost like a plan of care. While you are getting report, figure out in your mind how you are going to plan your day, who ur sickest pts are and what needs to be done based on their dx.
Next, get a hobby....go out, have fun. Dont let nursing be the center of ur world. it will never work. Love ur life and u'll love ur job again.