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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    by bella14k 12:05 pm
  2. I want to quit 4 months in
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    SionainnRN
  3. St. Peter's University Hospital Internship
    by Abrillant12 Oct 12
    21
    DorothyRN
  4. Hate my new job...
    by JLMG Oct 17
    13
    bigmama23
  5. What does getting staff reduce mean??
    by jes07 Oct 23
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    HouTx
  6. When will I ever get time management?
    by layluhh14 Oct 21
    10
    HouTx
  7. Just graduated w/BSN, back to school
    Poll by learningnsgstudent Oct 20
    10
    HouTx
  8. Residency Programs
    by kelly328846 Oct 7
    11
    sugar12
  9. Psych Nursing New grad
    by deimysvigilRN Oct 23
    2
    firstinfamily
  10. stress...Will it get better?
    by emmie208 Oct 21
    8
    emmie208
  11. New Grads: how long did it take you to find a job, or how long have you been ...
    by kieran07 Jun 18
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    RNpearls1908
  12. New Grad Success Story/Help with Pharm Exam before New Grad Internship
    7
    catlovingRN
  13. L&D Nurse Residency - Advice Please!!
    by SeattleRS24 Sep 7
    2
    SeattleRS24
  14. I live in an area with A LOT of snow, and as a nurse, do I need an SUV?
    by BlueChocolateCat Oct 20
    40
    Ruby Vee
  15. New RN, not  interested in bedside nursing
    by nf87654 Nov 17, '10
    32
    Esperanza518
  16. Looking for some tips/input
    by Butterflyxx0621 Oct 22
    1
    HouTx
  17. First nursing job
    by Tesfanurse Oct 22
    1
    firstinfamily
  18. Any advice to the concerns I have as a new GN?
    by Lost_in_Life Oct 22
    7
    firstinfamily
  19. Pay at Abington Lansdale for new grads
    by Stella77 Oct 22
  20. Got A Job!
    by nclexstudying Oct 17
    8
    scaredsilly
  21. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    by hair303 Mar 1
    166
    lazz1
  22. UNC Nurse grad residency 2015
    by Pearl83 Oct 19
    3
    njrn92
  23. USC Keck Versant New Graduate Perioperative Program Winter 2015
    by lovelyleahRN Oct 15
    2
    HopefulRN4
  24. First Year of Nursing Do's and Donts
    by loyolae Oct 15
    13
    RNperdiem
  25. Does anyone like their job?
    by DatMurse Oct 13
    13
    renardeau
  26. Program reputation?
    by Blueberry7782 Oct 18
    3
    RunBabyRN
  27. Where is the line?
    by toomuch25 Oct 19
    10
    estrellaCR
  28. St. Rose Dominican New Grad Residency January 2015
    by sakuragirl24 Oct 3
    2
    sakuragirl24
  29. New Grads: How long did it take till you get a job here in Las Vegas?
    Survey by Moonstar94 Oct 18
    1
    stargurl2006
  30. Advice needed.
    by Tesfanurse Oct 18
    6
    Tesfanurse
  31. Frustrated with angry, demeaning doctors
    by NurseyNursington Sep 28
    30
    lorirn58
  32. New-Grad with 2 offers and need help choosing: Tele or ER
    by RNDude2012 Feb 19, '12
    34
    RNDude2012
  33. New Grad/Hate My Job/Life is Miserable!
    Article by Ruby Vee Jul 28
    87
    ruralnurse84
  34. How to explain reasons for leaving?
    by afterseason Oct 11
    10
    llg
  35. Anxiety on Orientation
    by Slaq Oct 16
    3
    scaredsilly
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