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. I'm a new graduate-I need your advice!
    by mjwRN3 Sep 13
    7
    mrwatson2012
  2. Frustrated with angry, demeaning doctors
    by NurseyNursington Sep 28
    21
    morte
  3. Any tips after landing a new graduate position?
    by Rgrnurse Sep 29
    2
  4. New RN drowning
    by babyrn3 Sep 7
    17
    Flatlander
  5. Accepting first offer
    by evelynsmom13 Sep 28
    1
    Meriwhen
  6. The New Grad Job Search
    by GymniSky Sep 23
    9
    GymniSky
  7. above gluteal line
    by swtonursing Sep 26
    1
    HouTx
  8. New Grad reflections: the pride and pain
    by scaredsilly Sep 25
    6
  9. Absolutely incompetent...not so sure "it gets better".
    by opossum Jul 1, '11
    35
    CaffeinePOstat
  10. Starting my very first hospital job
    by feofeo Sep 24
    3
    moki9204
  11. New Nurses! Post here, Lets get to know one another!
    by avidhunter3 Jan 23, '11
    18
    ners2b
  12. Struggling New Graduate 😥
    by Jasmine2691 Sep 25
    3
  13. UCLA New Grad Summer 2014
    by sarahruby Mar 31
    488
    hkbmgs77
  14. Pending NJ License
    by cxe008 Sep 11
    2
  15. I don't like being a nurse anymore
    by jenawade25 Apr 30, '13
    11
  16. New Nurse, what did I get myself into...
    42
    EagleMe
  17. Newish grad. Dealing with students on the ward.
    by loveoutloud Sep 16
    13
    NightCrow
  18. New grad as only RN in cardiology office?
    by LizzieB_RN Jul 31
    10
    LizzieB_RN
  19. New grad/ new job!
    by labourenurse14 Sep 22
    3
    scaredsilly
  20. New Grads: how long did it take you to find a job, or how long have you been ...
    by kieran07 Jun 18
    114
    DontSpeakDefeat
  21. Maybe it's not a good fit...
    by MrsICURN14 Sep 22
    2
    MrsICURN14
  22. No job :(
    by Affsana Sep 19
    8
    MinoritySN
  23. New nurse anxiety
    by SarahWRN Jan 14
    16
    Larry3373
  24. New grad-need suggestions
    by tash14 Sep 15
    6
    estrellaCR
  25. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    by hair303 Mar 1
    153
    Gators2010
  26. I can't handle the heat....
    by DrowningNewGrad Sep 12
    14
    Curious1alwys
  27. Dilemma
    by chill1121 Sep 18
    4
    VivaLasViejas
  28. NIGHT SHIFT
    by jar312 Sep 12
    24
    SunshineDaisy
  29. Just a couple questions for a novice nurse
    3
    RunBabyRN
  30. First job...  NIGHT SHIFT....
    by jar312 Sep 16
    6
    jar312
  31. 2014 New Grad Northern NJ HELP!
    by Annie702 Aug 27
    1
    SuccessDiva
  32. Overwhelming days... Remember why you became a nurse
    by DatMurse Sep 16
    3
    HouTx
  33. First Shift Jitters
    by miamiabean Sep 6
    8
    MrsICURN14
  34. Exhausted in New Grad Residency
    by got2bnc Sep 9
    5
    MrsICURN14
  35. A few questions on documentation
    by Kaysmom8 Sep 16
    3
    HouTx
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