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. Work per diem at hospital while working full time at current job? Is it possible?
    by tenderfootjoe Jul 3
    1
    PacoUSA
  2. Can't get a job in Cincinnati Ohio as a RN
    by absiobhan Jul 2
    7
    Nola009
  3. HELP A GUY OUT!!
    by ChronicSG Jun 17
    18
    ChronicSG
  4. Best New-Grad Job leading to ICU?
    by maaadddzzz Jun 19
    11
    VANurse2010
  5. Post NCLEX life
    by squeakercarp Jun 26
    6
    BlueDawnRN
  6. How much experience?
    by jdenni12 Jun 30
    4
    PacoUSA
  7. Advice needed to stay afloat!
    by createsomechange Jun 26
    7
  8. You CAN get a GREAT job in the first year!
    by Beagle62 Jul 2
  9. New Grads: how long did it take you to find a job, or how long have you been ...
    by kieran07 Jun 18, '14
    159
    Blue Jam
  10. I have a job!! :/
    by xxdiscoxxheaven Jul 1
    4
  11. last minute staffing call
    by Margo88 Jul 2
  12. How to perform CPR on a hospital bed?
    by BlueDawnRN Jun 30
    9
    BuckyBadgerRN
  13. First informal evaluation with my manager
    by Beekstar Jun 30
    2
    HouTx
  14. Taking office (paperwork) job straight out of school
    by mrd2689a Jun 29
    3
    HouTx
  15. Starting my new job!
    by 8*P23J Jun 3
    20
    johniekish
  16. Hilarious Conversation with a Patient
    by NurseyNursington May 31
    35
    stayc615
  17. Why am I starting out making 19 an hour?
    by NewgradMary Jan 2
    57
    KStudentNurse70
  18. Ready to leave med surg
    by lbnsu20 Jun 22
    5
    Snafu13
  19. My first job in rural place, med/surg and ER..but
    by frog12 Jun 24
    1
    HouTx
  20. STAY FOCUSED!
    1
    Stitch3296
  21. How long should I stay at this job before I become undesirable to hospitals?
    by tenderfootjoe Jun 19
    3
    tenderfootjoe
  22. honestly, how soon will you leave bedside nursing...
    by EDnursetobe Nov 3, '11
    17
    Nei77
  23. How long before I can switch to part time?
    by JMB612 Jun 22
    2
    HouTx
  24. I don't know if it was worth becoming a nurse
    by snow22 Jun 19
    8
    traumaRUs
  25. losing to nursing
    by tuxedopenguino Jun 10
    4
    sarapj13
  26. OR Residency at Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX
    by DJPrice15 May 5
    10
    dryman615
  27. A Beast in the Night
    by TheBlackDogWaits Jun 20
    4
  28. Desperately need advice please help!!!
    by skittles, GN Jun 11
    26
    Jory
  29. Help! I can't decide!
    by hopfrogger Apr 21, '11
    20
    janice_c67
  30. disappointed with job offer
    by remotefuse Jun 10
    11
    sissiesmama
  31. New Grad (12/2014) in Houston
    by Esrun233 Feb 11
    5
    Esrun233
  32. New grad-nurse books and resources
    by brownsc2 Jun 14
    2
    Bob Loblaw
  33. so, what happens next?
    by wheretolook Jun 16
    3
    HouTx
  34. Preparing for the future (after NCLEX)
    by Alesium Jun 17
    1
    scaredsilly
  35. 9 months in, quitting to work private practice
    by seconddegreebsn Jun 5
    12
    Q_vick03

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