I am excited and nervous and anxious to finally start my career as a nurse. I expect to be overwhelmed and feel like a fish out of water. I don't want to feel that way though. I am nervous about what the expectations will be of me.....how much the staff will expect me to know. I know skills will come with practice, but is there anything you would want a new grad to know? I plan to take lots of notes and find a brain sheet that I am comfortable with and will help me to organize my day as I try to be more independent. The hospital I will be working for has a good orientation program so they are committed to helping new grads/new hires succeed.