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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    by scoope23 Apr 19
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    scoope23
  2. First job...will it get better?
    by aviaa Apr 18
    3
    scoope23
  3. New grad trained in HCA specialty, contract position--question
    by Elisgirl Apr 14
    10
    RN3339
  4. how to not be frazzled
    by Melly0104 Apr 18
    1
    SoldierNurse22
  5. How to get through HR
    by missymis86 Apr 18
  6. Major med error wrong fluid! Need advice please :(
    by telealli Apr 16
    10
  7. Any tips for newly hired new grad nurse?
    by mslovebug Apr 17
    3
    mslovebug
  8. New Grad RN Angst
    Article by danigold Jan 18, '13
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    vnguyen3
  9. Contacting another manager?
    by ERLaw14 Apr 16
    2
    ERLaw14
  10. indecisive
    by cf1692 Apr 15
    2
    cf1692
  11. Jackson Memorial Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, South Miami Hospital...
    by applepie2013 Apr 7
    1
    applepie2013
  12. 3 days orientation & now this new grad is on her own. So nervous!
    by Peppermint_RN Jul 19, '13
    4
    studiodelmar
  13. Quitting after 2 weeks
    by randomly Apr 14
    10
    marcos9999
  14. First Mistake... Can't shake bad feelings
    by DisneyNurseGal Apr 6
    12
    Wrench Party
  15. New nurse starting night shift
    by jlogan Apr 12
    6
    Mn nurse 22
  16. New RN, nervous about 1st job
    by rn2109 Apr 13
    2
    iPink RN
  17. Only a few weeks left of orientation
    by SunshineDaisy Apr 3
    3
    calivianya
  18. New Kidney Transplant Nurse
    by RestoringHope Oct 17, '13
    1
    darkangelRN
  19. New grad- nursing home-After interview no call back
    by rn pensacola fl Apr 11
    3
    not.done.yet
  20. Oncology or telemetry?
    by sss223 Apr 10
    6
    sss223
  21. Anxiety and Anxiety; 1st RN hospital job
    by ChadEvan Apr 10
    3
    HouTx
  22. Depressed after graduation. Is it normal?
    by baymar1967 Mar 31
    19
    kaydensmom01
  23. new nurse. STRESSED PLEASE HELP
    by 90schick Apr 7
    5
    ERLaw14
  24. Help with time management
    by swansonplace Apr 7
    2
    not.done.yet
  25. First RN job!! Need some tips please!
    by vil2290 Apr 5
    11
    not.done.yet
  26. Nervous about beginning work in a Sub-Acute/SNF
    by rnaria Mar 24
    8
    mushyrn
  27. New grad- what to do if patient dies
    by aviaa Apr 7
    4
    Glycerine82
  28. NEW RN HERE!! any tips for searching a job???
    by pidgz Apr 2
    2
    swansonplace
  29. Torn between Dialysis and med/surg for my 1st RN job
    by NurseyMomma Apr 4
    2
    blarn
  30. RNs, LPNs, and shift assessments
    by splendid Apr 3
    2
    HouTx
  31. I want to quit my job
    by chicagoing Apr 1
    11
    LadyFree28
  32. 3/6 months... quitting the job...
    by nichefinder Mar 23
    64
    UpennRN
  33. Worst Night Ever
    by Hpy_Vly_RNBSN Apr 1
    4
    Curious1alwys
  34. Need career advice!
    by jennyx33 Apr 2
  35. New Grad Nurse, already feeling the burn
    by mermer_rn Mar 26
    6
    mermer_rn
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