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. The New Grad Job Search
    by GymniSky 8:44 am
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    LauraRN14
  2. New grad/ new job!
    by labourenurse14 Sep 22
  3. Maybe it's not a good fit...
    by MrsICURN14 Sep 22
    2
    MrsICURN14
  4. Where is a conviction an absolute bar to employment?
    Moved by MarkMw Sep 22
  5. No job :(
    by Affsana Sep 19
    8
    MinoritySN
  6. New nurse anxiety
    by SarahWRN Jan 14
    16
    Larry3373
  7. New grad-need suggestions
    by tash14 Sep 15
    6
    estrellaCR
  8. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    by hair303 Mar 1
    153
    Gators2010
  9. New Nurse, what did I get myself into...
    27
    Muser69
  10. I can't handle the heat....
    by DrowningNewGrad Sep 12
    14
    Curious1alwys
  11. Dilemma
    by chill1121 Sep 18
    4
    VivaLasViejas
  12. NIGHT SHIFT
    by jar312 Sep 12
    24
    SunshineDaisy
  13. Newish grad. Dealing with students on the ward.
    by loveoutloud Sep 16
    12
    DatMurse
  14. Just a couple questions for a novice nurse
    3
    RunBabyRN
  15. First job...  NIGHT SHIFT....
    by jar312 Sep 16
    6
    jar312
  16. 2014 New Grad Northern NJ HELP!
    by Annie702 Aug 27
    1
    SuccessDiva
  17. Overwhelming days... Remember why you became a nurse
    by DatMurse Sep 16
    3
    HouTx
  18. First Shift Jitters
    by miamiabean Sep 6
    8
    MrsICURN14
  19. Exhausted in New Grad Residency
    by got2bnc Sep 9
    5
    MrsICURN14
  20. A few questions on documentation
    by Kaysmom8 Sep 16
    3
    HouTx
  21. How do I handle insubordinate CNAs?
    by ginnieann Nov 24, '11
    25
    duskyjewel
  22. What certifications do I need aside from BLS?
    by juliegrace Sep 15
    4
    scaredsilly
  23. first year texas nurse looking to move home to california
    by carizzal Sep 12
    6
    DatMurse
  24. Resume advice: GPA, etc.
    by Paleogirl Sep 8
    4
    HouTx
  25. Practical tips & tricks you wish you'd learned earlier
    by jordiRN Sep 13
    6
    amoLucia
  26. Bedside not for me.  Any success stories doing something else?
    by Graduatenurse14 Sep 10
    11
    HouTx
  27. New Grad in Neuro ICU
    by RubberDuckieLove Sep 14
    2
    HouTx
  28. I'm a new graduate-I need your advice!
    by mjwRN3 Sep 13
    6
    firstinfamily
  29. RN starting in LTC
    by kfostercma Sep 12
    7
    LadyFree28
  30. New Grad/Hate My Job/Life is Miserable!
    Article by Ruby Vee Jul 28
    82
    Nurse acewa
  31. possibly being reported
    by shoeshine88 Sep 9
    9
    shoeshine88
  32. New RN drowning
    by babyrn3 Sep 7
    16
    FLboundBSN
  33. Pending NJ License
    by cxe008 Sep 11
    1
    flyersfan88
  34. New grad and struggling with it.
    by kkrzewina Sep 6
    7
    icuRNmaggie
  35. Kings County Hospital Pharmacology Exam
    by bear1234 Nov 11, '09
    1
    goodnurze
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