blue42...I do want to warn you. As a new grad, it is going to be very tough. There may even be days when you simply want to turn around and go back home leaving your stethescope behind. Hopefully, those days will be few, and the days when someone says thank you and means it will help you to forget.
I don't want to discourage you, but I want you to remember this...no matter what happens, stick out your first year. Learn as much as you can about everything. Ask questions, watch procedures, make time for these things, and keep telling yourself it is not forever.
The first year is the very hardest, but if you can make it on a busy med surg floor, managing too many patients, and too many post ops...then you know what? YOU CAN DO ANYTHING!!!