I think Fairly gave you a good overview of what sort of skills you need on Med/Surg (basically - everything you learned in school and more). I'm also a New Grad and started 3 months ago. When my Mgr. hired me, she said she wasn't worried about any lack of Nursing Skills because those could be taught. Said her biggest concern was people having good organizational/time management skills and ability to be flexible.
With each new pt, I get more and more experience with procedures, so that hasn't been a big problem. For me and most new Nurses I know, the hardest part has been "time management" and learning how to juggle a diverse group of patients. In School, I usually aced prioritization questions on exams - it's totally different when you're dealing with real live people and several are calling out for help at the same time. We have to carry a phone and never fails that I'll be helping one pt. and the phone will ring with another pt. telling me they need something "NOW". Unless it's an emergency, I try and finish up with one pt. before moving on to the next, but some are impatient and will ring and ring and ring me on the phone until I drop everything and go see what they want (they won't say what they want on the phone, just say - I need my Nurse now).
It's frustrating because quite a few times when I've dropped everything to see what these pt's were ringing me off the hook about - it's been for silly things like they dropped the tv remote on the floor and want me to pick it up (major emergency) or need another blanket - things the techs. could have easily done. Just an observation I've made in my short time Nursing - the sickest patients are usually the most "patient and understanding" and the ones with minor problems are usually the most "demanding"...
On top of all that - what you will find yourself doing more than your Nursing Skills is "PAPERWORK" - Mountains and Mountains of Paperwork. I feel personally responsible for taking the life of at least 1 Tree a day!!!!
I was a Secretary for years and never, ever did this much paperwork - it's insane. One minor procedure requires 12 different forms to be filled out - and your initials in 42 places - crazy. Get used to signing your name really, really fast because you'll be doing it many, many times a day.
Sorry for the long ramble - don't worry so much about any skills you're not sure of, you'll be taught those on the floor. Like I said, the paperwork is a huge part of the job and each hospital has their own way of doing it. So if you get really familiar with the paperwork early on, it'll make the job so much easier. All the Best in your new Career. Sue...