Hi! First of all, I’m sorry you’re going through this. It’s not right for the hospital to transfer you to another unit or schedule when that was not discussed during your interview/not in your offer letter/not in your contract.
That being said, maybe it’s not burnout you’re feeling, but more like you just haven’t found your groove yet? When you were in the cardiac ICU on day shift, how did you feel then? If you felt happy and motivated, then maybe it’s just the unit atmosphere...you could try applying at another hospital and do a share day so you see a glimpse of how people interact with each other. If you didn’t like the unit CICU even in the shift you wanted, then maybe you can try another unit? There’s PACU, ambulatory surgery, infusion, home health, etc. lots of options even for new grads.
The schedule is entirely dependent on where you work...you could be doing MD clinic nursing - no holidays/on call but you’re there, 8hrs x 5 days a week...Or you could be in an ER with 12 hour shifts x 3 shifts a week with as much as 8 straight days off in between. You have to set your expectations in the reality we live in, you can’t always have it your way. Remember the standard work hours is 40/week.
You can also go PRN if you still wanna give bedside a shot but don’t want to be too involved, or there’s case management/utilization review but you’ll be competing with nurses that have patient-care experience. There’s also Informatics...but again, you may not get the schedule you want as they are often standard office hours.
It’s easy to say ignore the bullies, it’s absolutely horrible to be in a place like that. Try to reflect if the cause of your stress is nursing in general or just the work place you’re in and go from there.