You’ve just finished nursing school and have successfully landed your first job in the field. It’s an exciting time, but can also be nerve wracking. Even though you’ve completed your rotations and gotten experience as a nurse, it’s still intimidating when you walk into your very first day on the job. To succeed, you need to have confidence in yourself and your abilities.

There will be challenges, but you have to remind yourself that you’re smart, skilled, and capable. Find a mentor in the workplace, like an experienced RN nurse manager, who can give you advice and guidance along the way.

Building connections in your first nursing job will help you be successful.