I have a couple of others: 1. Do not take anything personally, even if it was meant that way. If you ask a question of someone who rolls her eyes at you, that's someone who likes to roll her eyes. No reflection on you.
2. When getting unpleasant feedback, ask for more information. If the feedback is legit, the extra information will be helpful. If someone is power-tripping, they will have trouble being specific. That's how you will learn the best people to take your questions to.
3. Make friends with your worksheet. If your unit has preprinted ones, great. If after a week or two it just doesn't work for you, then develop your own. But have a visual system to keep track of information and your running to-do list.
4. Try to be mindful of the nurse who inherits the patient from you. You don't like to come on shift to find bone-dry IV bags or the room looking like a nurse-generated landfill, so try to have things squared away for the next person. If you're swamped and have to pass things along, acknowledge that in report.
5. Don't forget to keep breathing.