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. Senior in college seeking grad info
    by kcfox Jul 13
    8
    jordiRN
  2. terrified about my new job
    by cakeandeggs Jul 24
    5
    Nola009
  3. STRONG Program at Sutter Health in California
    3
    RunBabyRN
  4. new RN on orientation
    by AngelofSeduction Jul 22
    10
    amoLucia
  5. 1st Nursing job, seeking some advice
    by icarr757 Jul 9
    3
  6. Raw: Two Months After Graduation... One Month After Employment...
    Article by ixchel, rn Jul 13
    34
    kelleytison
  7. Calling All First Year Med-Surg RN's!
    by Catherinexi17 Jun 19
    11
    ItDepends
  8. New Grad orientation...
    by Sparrow91 Jul 13
    37
    Mizladi85RN14
  9. Telemetry or MICU job offer??
    by MissCoCoKit_E Jul 23
    6
    serenitylove14
  10. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    by hair303 Mar 1
    102
    Oh'Ello
  11. Second week of work...
    by Annachu512 Jul 23
    2
    dsb_fam
  12. Accepted my first nursing job!
    by Lacie1213 Jul 15
    8
    RN_Student14
  13. GN program July at Florida Hospital
    by mo16 May 17
    9
    dawniepoo
  14. Med-surg, tele or rehab for 1st job?
    Poll by NightBloomCereus Jul 20
    5
  15. advice and encouragement for new grads
    by giannag Mar 4
    9
    laKrugRN
  16. Overwhelmed, questioning nursing, PLEASE HELP
    by sunny1230 Jul 16
    10
    SU2013
  17. New Grads: how long did it take you to find a job, or how long have you been ...
    by kieran07 Jun 18
    67
    RN_Student14
  18. New Grad offered position at Newark Beth, night shift, HELP!!!!
    by meeta404 Jul 9
    7
    SunshineDaisy
  19. Help! Need advice for interview follow up!
    by amichelle1126 Jul 19
  20. Embarrassing moments
    by ixchel, rn Jul 14
    5
    unicoRNurse
  21. Still can't be in step-down, feeling depressed
    by tiffy723 Jul 18
    1
    LadyFree28
  22. Good Nursing Books
    by englishgeek Jul 3
    8
    AmyRN303
  23. Anxious Patient, Possible Biliary Drain Dislodgement, and Nervous Nurse-HELP!
    by blackdiamond407 Jul 6
    3
    ScottE,RN
  24. Wagon Wheel Schedule?
    by allyl Jul 14
    3
    MrChicagoRN
  25. Love my first two weeks
    by rubato Jul 7
    4
    vanessaem
  26. What do you write in your nurse PROGRESS NOTES?
    by LVHI_RN Jul 12
    2
    HouTx
  27. Useful to know another language?
    by are_you_a_llama Jul 12
    8
    Cobweb
  28. I just don't understand
    by Jinx322 Feb 28
    18
    bellafsu89
  29. Money isnt everything. Ready to quit SNF as RN Supervisor
    by RedNavy Jun 7
    4
  30. Plights of the new nurse
    by bas22 Jul 13
    1
    Curious1alwys
  31. I made it!
    by Nightowl_lpn Jul 13
  32. "old" new grad
    by bellatrixrn Jul 1
    13
  33. Nursing Certs for New Grads
    by jessica8302 Jul 11
    8
    L&DinOregon
  34. Take a part time job?
    Poll by newgrad_ Jul 11
    4
    meeta404
  35. ICU Straight outta school?
    by borkowskikid Jul 8
    11
    borkowskikid
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