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.

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  1. Raw: Two Months After Graduation... One Month After Employment...
    Article by ixchel, rn Jul 13
    36
    iPink RN
  2. New Grads: how long did it take you to find a job, or how long have you been ...
    by kieran07 Jun 18
    73
    kieran07
  3. Wagon Wheel Schedule?
    by allyl Jul 14
    4
    jan286
  4. Understanding accents as a new nurse
    by fgreen Jul 28
    8
    KeepItRealRN
  5. Graduate Nurse Hired as Charge Nurse??
    by thespicykraut Jul 27
    5
    violetsmom
  6. Out of my element:  need some advice
    by NurseyNursington Jul 27
    11
    mvm2
  7. New Grad orientation...
    by Sparrow91 Jul 13
    42
    Larry3373
  8. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    by hair303 Mar 1
    110
    ica0846
  9. 4 job offers-what will help me get my "dream job"
    by scaredsilly Jul 26
    3
    molls4
  10. ICU Straight outta school?
    by borkowskikid Jul 8
    16
    jordiRN
  11. Still can't be in step-down, feeling depressed
    by tiffy723 Jul 18
    2
    calivianya
  12. GN program July at Florida Hospital
    by mo16 May 17
    10
    mo16
  13. Starting first nursing job w/o tech experience...advice please
    by sns0248 Jul 25
    3
    iPink RN
  14. VA Palo Alto new grad program application question
    by omianly Jul 25
    1
    RunBabyRN
  15. new RN on orientation
    by AngelofSeduction Jul 22
    11
    dexm
  16. Senior in college seeking grad info
    by kcfox Jul 13
    8
    jordiRN
  17. terrified about my new job
    by cakeandeggs Jul 24
    5
    Nola009
  18. STRONG Program at Sutter Health in California
    3
    RunBabyRN
  19. 1st Nursing job, seeking some advice
    by icarr757 Jul 9
    3
  20. Calling All First Year Med-Surg RN's!
    by Catherinexi17 Jun 19
    11
    ItDepends
  21. Telemetry or MICU job offer??
    by MissCoCoKit_E Jul 23
    6
    serenitylove14
  22. Second week of work...
    by Annachu512 Jul 23
    2
    dsb_fam
  23. Accepted my first nursing job!
    by Lacie1213 Jul 15
    8
    RN_Student14
  24. Med-surg, tele or rehab for 1st job?
    Poll by NightBloomCereus Jul 20
    5
  25. advice and encouragement for new grads
    by giannag Mar 4
    9
    laKrugRN
  26. Overwhelmed, questioning nursing, PLEASE HELP
    by sunny1230 Jul 16
    10
    SU2013
  27. New Grad offered position at Newark Beth, night shift, HELP!!!!
    by meeta404 Jul 9
    7
    SunshineDaisy
  28. Help! Need advice for interview follow up!
    by amichelle1126 Jul 19
  29. Embarrassing moments
    by ixchel, rn Jul 14
    5
    unicoRNurse
  30. Good Nursing Books
    by englishgeek Jul 3
    8
    AmyRN303
  31. Anxious Patient, Possible Biliary Drain Dislodgement, and Nervous Nurse-HELP!
    by blackdiamond407 Jul 6
    3
    ScottE,RN
  32. Love my first two weeks
    by rubato Jul 7
    4
    vanessaem
  33. What do you write in your nurse PROGRESS NOTES?
    by LVHI_RN Jul 12
    2
    HouTx
  34. Useful to know another language?
    by are_you_a_llama Jul 12
    8
    Cobweb
  35. I just don't understand
    by Jinx322 Feb 28
    18
    bellafsu89
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