I started out as an RN on day shift, and I think it is the best way to start, hands down! I switched to nights a year after graduation, and it was so boring. I really felt like I was "on my own" on night shift. Days have so many opportunities for learning. I'll just list some good things about being a new RN on day shift (of course these can be argued either way):
1. You will develop good time management on days because of all the things going on - meds, meals, visiting family, am care, etc.
2. Docs are available and willing to talk with you if you have questions
3. Most meds are passed during the day, so you will develop a good knowledge base
4. Starting nursing is difficult enough...adjusting to a new sleep schedule on top of the stress of a new job is really tough
5. You can observe procedures during the day if your orientation includes this
6. All departments are fully staffed during the day (like dietician, physical therapy, etc...you can learn a lot from these guys)
That's all I can think of for now, I'm sure others can add more. Good luck to you!