Keep your mouth shut, eyes and ears open, and head to the grind.
What I mean by keeping your mouth shut, don't start sentences with "but we learned in nursing school
that you do it this way......" You are in the REAL world now.
Pick and choose your battles wisely.
Study on your own time.
Be observant and be a sponge.
Ask tons and tons of questions. Do not act like you know everything based on what nursing school taught you. It's nothing worst than an overconfident new grad.
Learn how to take constructive criticism because you will hear alot of it. Remember it's to make you a better nurse.
Work on your self esteem NOW because you will start to question it after being a nurse.