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. New grad in doctors office, making lots of mistakes
    by Cynnie24 Dec 13
    5
    laKrugRN
  2. Career Options other than Med Surg
    by skewlgurlRN Dec 15
    10
    iPink
  3. Unpaid overtime - is this the norm?
    by seconddegreebsn Dec 16
    7
    RNKPCE
  4. 2 day suspension HELP NEED ADVICE
    by krisdim13 Dec 3
    8
    VANurse2010
  5. How to not make patients nervous as an orientee
    by Silverpointe Dec 2
    9
    TeflonNurse
  6. RN to wellness coach at businesses/companie
    by katie.rutledge Dec 16
    1
    RunBabyRN
  7. New Nurse-So many ?? So little time
    by Dawn Fitz Dec 16
    2
    Esme12
  8. Help me please! I need advice
    by casrn5 Dec 11
    5
    Lev <3
  9. Love the Job, Hate the Environment
    by Stephalump Dec 11
    9
    Gooselady
  10. UNC Nurse grad residency 2015
    by Pearl83 Oct 19
    30
    ahalver09
  11. I want to quit bedside nursing
    by sweetsorrow Dec 15
    2
    Gooselady
  12. Working as a CNA after graduation but before NCLEX, advice?
    by caringismyjob Dec 15
    3
    Loo17
  13. Rady Children's Hospital February 2015 RN New Grad
    by lovelyleahRN Nov 3
    8
    lovelyleahRN
  14. Can a new grad get their PALS & NRP?
    by RN.BSN.2014 Dec 15
    3
    HouTx
  15. St. Peter's University Hospital Internship
    by Abrillant12 Oct 12
    43
    Nursenicoletta
  16. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    by hair303 Mar 1
    202
    NurseAshley.
  17. My new grad nursing experience... the good, bad, and worst
    by Kellz321 Dec 5
    7
    Ruby Vee
  18. confused
    by BrekkaAndyMiles Dec 12
    3
    maryen
  19. I don't know if I should be a nurse
    by humbl Dec 3
    19
    yeah_yeah
  20. Finding my niche
    by kerleigh722 Dec 12
    2
    ktenor
  21. When to leave Med-surg?
    by WannaBNursey Nov 21
    5
    WannaBNursey
  22. New grad needs psych advice!
    by ASMRN Dec 4
    2
    ASMRN
  23. Exhausted in New Grad Residency
    by got2bnc Sep 9
    6
    84reyna84
  24. New Graduate RN Error -- Nervous wreck
    by BeccaB2014 Dec 11
    5
    RunBabyRN
  25. Adjusting after graduation
    by KatieRN14 Dec 5
    4
    KatieRN14
  26. Interviewing - do I mention I'm working?
    by seconddegreebsn Dec 8
    7
    peachnurse22
  27. New Grad in Tennessee!
    by Audrey131 Dec 7
    1
    sirI
  28. How to I address this with my boss
    by NightCrow Dec 9
    4
    llg
  29. Interview; please help!
    by meeta404 Dec 8
    2
    RunBabyRN
  30. New Grad Question--pls help!
    by newgradme Dec 7
    6
    RunBabyRN
  31. Just got off orientation, Please help!
    by feofeo Dec 6
    6
    Mainergal2000
  32. Full time or Part time as a New Graduate
    by AmyLou0202 Dec 5
    11
    icuRNmaggie
  33. New Nurse Night Shift Time Management HELP
    by xNurse91 Nov 23
    7
    crj96
  34. ICU or Med-Surge
    by FuturNurse Dec 1
    5
    icuRNmaggie
  35. Duke University Nurse Residency
    by LJM5593 Dec 6
    2
    LJM5593

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