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. Unpaid overtime - is this the norm?
    by seconddegreebsn Dec 16
    12
    ArrowRN
  2. I think I'm going to quit during orientation
    by withorwithoutyou Dec 18
    30
    ArrowRN
  3. When to leave Med-surg?
    by WannaBNursey Nov 21
    8
    Vincent12
  4. The first year blues
    by Rachel512 Dec 18
    3
    WannaBNursey
  5. Can someone explain BIPAP to me?
    by Birdy2 Dec 18
    4
    Esme12
  6. Yearling
    by ArmyWife4Babies Dec 17
    1
    Gooselady
  7. UNC Nurse grad residency 2015
    by Pearl83 Oct 19
    34
    pterodactyl9121
  8. Penn State Hershey's Medical Center GN Residency 2014
    by scrgrl7 Aug 26, '13
    3
    ashleyhaugs
  9. RN to wellness coach at businesses/companie
    by katie.rutledge Dec 16
    2
    KDCRNBSN
  10. New grad in doctors office, making lots of mistakes
    by Cynnie24 Dec 13
    5
    laKrugRN
  11. Career Options other than Med Surg
    by skewlgurlRN Dec 15
    10
    iPink
  12. 2 day suspension HELP NEED ADVICE
    by krisdim13 Dec 3
    8
    VANurse2010
  13. How to not make patients nervous as an orientee
    by Silverpointe Dec 2
    9
    TeflonNurse
  14. New Nurse-So many ?? So little time
    by Dawn Fitz Dec 16
    2
    Esme12
  15. Help me please! I need advice
    by casrn5 Dec 11
    5
    Lev <3
  16. Love the Job, Hate the Environment
    by Stephalump Dec 11
    9
    Gooselady
  17. I want to quit bedside nursing
    by sweetsorrow Dec 15
    2
    Gooselady
  18. Working as a CNA after graduation but before NCLEX, advice?
    by caringismyjob Dec 15
    3
    Loo17
  19. Rady Children's Hospital February 2015 RN New Grad
    by lovelyleahRN Nov 3
    8
    lovelyleahRN
  20. Can a new grad get their PALS & NRP?
    by RN.BSN.2014 Dec 15
    3
    HouTx
  21. St. Peter's University Hospital Internship
    by Abrillant12 Oct 12
    43
    Nursenicoletta
  22. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    by hair303 Mar 1
    202
    NurseAshley.
  23. My new grad nursing experience... the good, bad, and worst
    by Kellz321 Dec 5
    7
    Ruby Vee
  24. confused
    by BrekkaAndyMiles Dec 12
    3
    maryen
  25. I don't know if I should be a nurse
    by humbl Dec 3
    19
    yeah_yeah
  26. Finding my niche
    by kerleigh722 Dec 12
    2
    ktenor
  27. New grad needs psych advice!
    by ASMRN Dec 4
    2
    ASMRN
  28. Exhausted in New Grad Residency
    by got2bnc Sep 9
    6
    84reyna84
  29. New Graduate RN Error -- Nervous wreck
    by BeccaB2014 Dec 11
    5
    RunBabyRN
  30. Adjusting after graduation
    by KatieRN14 Dec 5
    4
    KatieRN14
  31. Interviewing - do I mention I'm working?
    by seconddegreebsn Dec 8
    7
    peachnurse22
  32. New Grad in Tennessee!
    by Audrey131 Dec 7
    1
    sirI
  33. How to I address this with my boss
    by NightCrow Dec 9
    4
    llg
  34. Interview; please help!
    by meeta404 Dec 8
    2
    RunBabyRN
  35. New Grad Question--pls help!
    by newgradme Dec 7
    6
    RunBabyRN

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