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. At the End of my Rope.
    by laKrugRN Aug 23
    22
    laKrugRN
  2. First job is in pediatric PDN and Iím loving it.
    by RN.BSN.2014 Aug 21
    3
    AZMOMO2
  3. First Job Offer
    by AnnaB154 Aug 31
    2
    HouTx
  4. Thoughts During My First Weekend on My Own
    by CountryMomma Aug 18
    2
    CountryMomma
  5. New Grads: how long did it take you to find a job, or how long have you been ...
    by kieran07 Jun 18
    113
    rinskins
  6. Discouraged new RN
    by NuevaRN Jul 18, '12
    37
    mandy13086
  7. New Grad on Telemetry floor
    by nurselido Aug 30
    1
    RN403
  8. Shy nurses
    by Tesfanurse Feb 13
    26
    rn<3cat
  9. New RN; I want to quit my job already.
    by irishlynn5 Jan 25
    50
    irishlynn5
  10. Please help! I'm a new grad.
    by pink8 Aug 27
    5
    scaredsilly
  11. **POLL** New 1st Year RN Salary
    by hair303 Mar 1
    136
    RunerNurse
  12. When to call?
    by rokksteady Aug 28
    4
    Meriwhen
  13. Choosing units when reapplying to new graduate programs
    by hallonurse Aug 28
    1
    Meriwhen
  14. 2014 New Grad Northern NJ HELP!
    by Annie702 Aug 27
  15. First job anxiety.. Help getting started out
    by JMSpencer Aug 27
  16. New RN
    by StudentOfHealing Aug 25
    18
    scaredsilly
  17. Pregnant and Working First RN Job
    by bkchick Aug 23
    6
    bkchick
  18. Advice for a New Grad RN After Quitting job/ Orientation after 5 & 1/2 months
    by DonovanRN Nov 2, '09
    63
    banarna
  19. New Grad RN Orientation
    Article by mollie.v Aug 17, '13
    18
    banarna
  20. New Grad  Where should I work?
    by slushymaker75 Aug 18
    10
    PeacockMaiden
  21. Getting into a groove
    by SunshineDaisy Aug 17
    5
    S.RN
  22. am i just slow or is my brain not working
    by AngelofSeduction Aug 22
    2
    PA_RN87
  23. Raw: Two Months After Graduation... One Month After Employment...
    Article by ixchel, rn Jul 13
    48
    Surprised1
  24. Burnt out after 7mths
    by Es90 Aug 21
    2
    iPink RN
  25. Graduate Nurse In Charge of 47 Residents
    by thespicykraut Aug 17
    7
    VANurse2010
  26. Starting first job as a new grad nurse- So nervous!! Need advice!!
    by rnbsn694 Aug 20
    2
    iPink RN
  27. First job
    by Budra3 Aug 6
    10
    MariposaLPN
  28. Harbor-UCLA (LA County) RN/Relief 2014
    by love1211you Jul 30
    7
    JLM817
  29. Happy birthday to me!  35 years old and a new nurse!
    by karrie79 Jul 21
    21
    karrie79
  30. Pediatric Home Health or Nursing Home?
    by edobers Aug 19
    4
    caliotter3
  31. Officially off orientation tomorrow
    by nurseK87 Aug 17
    4
    nurseK87
  32. New grad as only RN in cardiology office?
    by LizzieB_RN Jul 31
    6
    Pixie.RN
  33. Leaving 1st job before 1 year
    by UpennRN Apr 3
    19
    TrevyRN
  34. Full Circle, my First Year of Nursing
    Article by Imafloat Jan 5, '08
    138
    workingmama77
  35. [Med/surg] What are top 5 drugs your floor uses?
    by icarr757 Aug 1
    14
    JLM817
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