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. Very frustrated...no job yet
    by aviaa Mar 2
    9
    aviaa
  2. TCU or hold out for hospital
    by jmcd Mar 3
    3
    melizerd
  3. Help! Am I Responsible
    by tigress_8207 Feb 27
    21
    tigress_8207
  4. I CAN'T HANDLE my patient load....
    by Nola009 Mar 2
    2
    imintrouble
  5. How to have a smoother transition
    by astucki3 Feb 25
    3
    newgradbms
  6. Asking for Constructive Criticism after interview
    by duffye2 Mar 1
    2
    LPNMary
  7. New Grad Starting on Telemetry - Some questions
    by ann91 Feb 17
    9
    NF_eyenurse
  8. Continuing Education While Unemployed?
    by duffye2 Jan 22
    7
    duffye2
  9. Research Nurse
    by ProudMom511 Feb 27
    2
    ProudMom511
  10. I don't want to work in LTC... Will someone change my attitude?
    by firefly101 Feb 23
    27
    SquishyRN
  11. New Grad RN looking for advice
    by hgmercury47 Feb 28
    1
    janfrn
  12. Pulled a Million Ways
    by ruger71 Feb 27
    3
    ruger71
  13. What to expect the first day...
    by graysunday Feb 27
    2
    graysunday
  14. Why does giving report have to be the worst part of my shift
    by wcbembe Feb 17
    10
    Whoatemyburger
  15. Grad nurse residency wants 3 year commitment
    by moonchild86 Jan 14
    17
    SlinkyheadRN
  16. First Job
    by sunshine15229 Feb 25
    3
    Nikkinism70s
  17. Trouble transferring from pct to RN
    by hopefulmommy Feb 26
    4
    Nikkinism70s
  18. California Rehab salary
    by gikg Feb 25
    1
    TheCommuter
  19. Excellent first week
    by SunshineDaisy Feb 19
    10
    SunshineDaisy
  20. How to stop feeling apologetic for my inexperience?
    by splendid Feb 23
    3
    tokebi
  21. Nursing Interventions for Abnormal Situations
    by RescueNinja2013 Feb 14
    10
    brownbook
  22. Rant: the first patient to make me truly disappointed in myself.
    by renardeau Feb 19
    20
    not.done.yet
  23. The first year:  So much learned, so much to learn
    Article FAQs by wannabecnl Sep 17, '13
    28
    Ruby Vee
  24. New medsurg Grad
    by Abeautiful01 Feb 13
    7
    renardeau
  25. Do you apply to only new grad positions?
    by cwilliams032 Jan 19
    9
    SunshineDaisy
  26. Is it possible to find a new grad RN job without healthcare experience?
    by SN1992 Feb 19
    8
    krisiepoo
  27. New Nurse
    by GeoffH Feb 18
    24
  28. Working with others
    by GeoffH Feb 18
    2
    CoffeeGeekRN
  29. Sad and unsure...
    by alltheway2013 Feb 18
    1
    dawniepoo
  30. New Grad/First Job FREAK OUT
    by newgradpedsnurse Feb 17
    6
    Curious1alwys
  31. New Grad, Can't Find Work. What Certification Courses Might Help??
    by smcchick.RN Feb 17
    4
    Sam J.
  32. New grads Need Not Apply
    by elisiah Oct 31, '12
    41
    Dwmoore
  33. my circadian rhythm
    by VMadera13 Feb 17
    3
    VMadera13
  34. What skills do I need to learn?
    by swansonplace Feb 17
  35. Need some encouragement
    by AMRN1013 Feb 14
    4
    NurseNightOwl
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