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. So glad I'm not the only one!
    by crj96 5:46 am
    3
    scaredsilly
  2. NICU vs MedSurg
    by migo1234 Nov 17
    29
    canigraduate
  3. Nursing home as a new grad
    by mathia2171 Nov 20
    14
    TheCommuter
  4. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    by hair303 Mar 1
    178
    CountryMomma
  5. New Grads: how long did it take you to find a job, or how long have you been ...
    by kieran07 Jun 18
    131
    UltraT
  6. We're supposed to be perfect everday?
    by TeflonNurse Nov 21
    6
    stuphRN
  7. When to leave Med-surg?
    by WannaBNursey Nov 21
    4
    FurBabyMom
  8. How to sleep for first night shift?
    by Graduatenurse14 Nov 21
    14
    mindofmidwifery
  9. what did I get myself into
    by new and confused Nov 19
    16
    Angelica~
  10. The start of something
    by desertstar6 Nov 20
    2
    tnbutterfly
  11. New grads, there are jobs out there!
    by Red Kryptonite Nov 19
    1
    SoaringOwl
  12. Do I take too long to learn new skills?
    by lorichka6 Nov 10
    9
    Graduatenurse14
  13. How to get a labor and delivery job
    by emmie208 Nov 21
    1
    scaredsilly
  14. Still Raw: Six months after graduation, five months after employment
    Article by ixchel Nov 8
    21
    WannaBNursey
  15. Can't Get Out of Dialysis...Help
    by hair303 Nov 16
    12
    hair303
  16. Murphy's Law: Drink coffee and anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
    Toon Photo by brian Nov 16
    1
    sharpeimom
  17. Psych Nursing New grad
    by deimysvigilRN Oct 23
    7
    tasha92337
  18. BSN or MSN
    by deimysvigilRN Nov 12
    3
    deimysvigilRN
  19. To all my non-hospital nurses
    by laKrugRN Nov 12
    27
    brillohead
  20. Harbor-UCLA (LA County) RN/Relief 2014
    by love1211you Jul 30
    11
    JLM817
  21. How to choose a job after an offer?
    by mcknzkthrn Nov 19
    3
    RNsydneygirl
  22. WakeMed New RN Fellowship Sp.2015
    by raleighgirl Nov 11
    3
    ahalver09
  23. UNC Nurse grad residency 2015
    by Pearl83 Oct 19
    20
    Pearl83
  24. New Grads: How long did it take till you get a job here in Las Vegas?
    Survey by Moonstar94 Oct 18
    4
    jenniam
  25. Phlebotomy class for new RN?
    by yeah_yeah Nov 17
    3
    SoaringOwl
  26. Reviews of Nurse Residency Programs
    by kelseykelsey4 Nov 18
    1
    nicuguy
  27. A tale of two job offers.
    by richardgecko Nov 17
    3
    scaredsilly
  28. Rady Children's Hospital February 2015 RN New Grad
    by lovelyleahRN Nov 3
    3
    nori021
  29. New Grad, needing advice regarding work relationships
    by illumi15 Nov 15
    5
    illumi15
  30. Provided with a phone for shift?
    by Graduatenurse14 Nov 13
    11
    HouTx
  31. graduating in may, getting married
    by mdaniel2011 Nov 16
    11
    VANurse2010
  32. New nurse need advice
    by jalow Nov 10
    13
    jalow
  33. When does it get better?
    by RNBuggers Nov 3
    19
    plinytheRN
  34. Travel Nursing
    by fitzpatrickkatie6 Sep 2, '11
    7
    J-Diddy
  35. New Grad RN-AAS looking for a job. help!!!
    by working bee Nov 14
    7
    applesxoranges

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