First Year After Nursing Licensure

You have completed nursing school, have passed the NCLEX, and are lucky enough to have secured your first job as a nurse. Now what!?!?! Nursing school gave you a good foundation, but now comes the task of applying your skills and knowledge to the real world of nursing. This is the place for new Licensed Nurses to come and discuss the challenges you are facing in your first year as a nurse and where experienced nurses can offer some gems and tricks of the trade as well as words of encouragement.

  1. OR Residency at Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX
    by DJPrice15 May 5
    9
    dryman615
  2. preceptor questions?
    by strive2Bbetter May 8
    18
    abittooreal
  3. Loma Linda Pediatric Residency August 2015 LLUCH New Grad
    by itsivonne May 7
    8
    a.new0036
  4. St. Peter's University Hospital Internship
    by Abrillant12 Oct 12, '14
    49
    abiklags
  5. Another feeling stupid thread... Need encouragement
    by tsm007 May 10
    26
    nu rn
  6. You might not want to read this...
    Article by rn_xoxo Mar 9
    64
    EwaAnn
  7. Struggling as a new nurse :'-(
    by Lou7 May 20
    2
    BSNRN2014
  8. 8 hr Night Shifts
    by hcnursingstudent May 19
    8
    BuckyBadgerRN
  9. Need help choosing in Tampa
    by mike23 Jan 5
    5
    flowerbird13
  10. Staying late, not getting paid.
    by ladylawless2317 May 2
    66
    lindarn
  11. Dream job?
    by queenD May 14
    8
    calivianya
  12. Nashville career
    by Cccnurse375 May 16
    2
    Camo-angel
  13. New Grad L&D RN 2014
    by BabyRN2222 Jan 13
    2
  14. Feeling Discouraged....Did I choose the right profession?
    • Closed
    by mrsnurse2014 May 11
    12
    Postpartum RN
  15. New Grads: how long did it take you to find a job, or how long have you been ...
    by kieran07 Jun 18, '14
    149
    Temmuz
  16. How important is it to get clinical experience in the beginning?
    by nobodywarnedme May 14
    7
    smoup
  17. Anxiety & Nursing
    by newRNinthecity May 11
    4
    eggyweggy
  18. UNC Nurse grad residency 2015
    by Pearl83 Oct 19, '14
    73
    oneheartoneway
  19. New grad RN miami - anyone hiring?
    by natvelvet77 Jul 12, '11
    14
  20. New grad! Jobs search nightmare!
    by Donnuh May 8, '10
    13
    greeneth
  21. The first year:  So much learned, so much to learn
    Article FAQs by wannabecnl Sep 17, '13
    29
    License2Heal
  22. Should I wait to apply for a new grad position?
    by littleamyd May 1
    6
    turtlesRcool
  23. Offered a position, but "no longer under consideration?"
    by RN.BSN.2014 May 12
    8
    Faye Holmes
  24. Torn
    by Kaligirl02 May 13
    16
    Purple_roses
  25. New Nurse
    by Zcarson May 8
    6
    NicuRN628
  26. Tips for better time management?
    by Johnny654 May 9
    15
    Johnny654
  27. Absolutely incompetent...not so sure "it gets better".
    by opossum Jul 1, '11
    42
    opossum
  28. Conflicting evals
    by Nolli Apr 10
    5
    tsm007
  29. Tips for 1 year old New Grad
    by nurseinstinct May 11
    1
    icuRNmaggie
  30. Seeking new job; Less than 6 months experience
    5
    nurseinstinct
  31. Career Correction
    by Aonedayatatime May 11
    3
    Aonedayatatime
  32. Someone please help.....having a nervous breakdown
    by CynthiaG May 20, '12
    14
    tsm007
  33. Having those "two letters" after your name
    by rue2235 May 7
    6
    Everline
  34. Per Diem as a new grad??
    by jessica45 May 8
    8
    naptimeRN
  35. First Day on my own!
    by LabyrinthRn Apr 9
    20
    INN_777

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