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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  16. How to explain reasons for leaving?
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  17. Anxiety on Orientation
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  18. USC Keck Versant New Graduate Perioperative Program Winter 2015
    by lovelyleahRN Oct 15
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  20. No one will give me a chance
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  22. New RN drowning
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  23. Anyone else the QUIET nurse?
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    41
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  24. Nursing beyond the bedside-for new grads?  Help!
    by LillyFish Apr 22, '13
    27
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  25. Graduating December 2014 with ADN
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  26. Starting my very first hospital job
    by feofeo Sep 24
    6
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    3
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  28. New Grad RN Angst
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  35. New Grad reflections: the pride and pain
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