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. unemployed and need help
    by >--stethoscope--o Oct 28, '13
    16
    sunshyne17
  2. Asking for time off before job offer
    by WhiteBird Nov 22, '13
    8
    WhiteBird
  3. how far are you willing to commute for a job?
    by finallyaFLRN Nov 21, '13
    8
    nursecait
  4. Depressed
    by philliesfinest Nov 16, '13
    13
    philliesfinest
  5. Called Out, Manager Never Gets the Memo.
    by serenitylove14 Nov 14, '13
    7
    serenitylove14
  6. Job hopping?
    by lovedijah Nov 21, '13
    2
    sunshyne17
  7. Codes
    by kcoats2 Nov 19, '13
    8
    nursecait
  8. How to get a job as an RN in Portland, Oregon as a new grad
    by Lulu16RN Nov 21, '13
  9. Nurse Phase
    by philliesfinest Nov 20, '13
    3
    Here.I.Stand
  10. Wow its really hard to find a job as a NEW GRAD RN...
    by jtanga Dec 20, '10
    52
    Redsox07
  11. Preparing for a position on a medical telemetry unit.
    by HMAmara Nov 16, '13
    2
    HMAmara
  12. I can't practice this kind of nursing at my SNF
    by heartsgal Nov 19, '13
    12
    sunshyne17
  13. New Grads
    by emonjaras Nov 10, '13
    3
    emonjaras
  14. new grad and stressed
    by Atrus82 Nov 20, '13
    2
    HouTx
  15. Newly Licensed Nurse- Need Employment Advice!
    by TinaYuzhLPN Nov 20, '13
    2
    HouTx
  16. New RN, not  interested in bedside nursing
    by nf87654 Nov 17, '10
    29
    sourapril
  17. PA jobs
    Moved by philliesfinest Nov 19, '13
  18. FEELING GUILTY!!! New(ish) grad, @ job 6mo, got call for another job... help!?!
    by Nihalu54 Nov 7, '13
    7
    Compost189
  19. First time crying during orientation...
    by newgradbms Oct 29, '13
    7
    PrettyLady87
  20. 1st job at SNF/Rehab and must buy my own BP monitor??
    by heartsgal Nov 5, '13
    5
    Nola009
  21. Stupid New Grad mistake, Can I get fired? Please help!
    by pumpkinspice555 Nov 10, '13
    9
    serenitylove14
  22. Is It possible to work fulltime as a new BSN Grad and take some Pre-med classes?
    by ALA95 Nov 18, '13
    4
    applesxoranges
  23. Nursing student looking for advice from RN's
    by babyDocLHD7 Aug 29, '13
    5
    Nola009
  24. As a new grad RN, would you take an Assisted Living position
    by Nola009 Nov 16, '13
    9
    heartsgal
  25. 2 weeks at SNF and wondering why some say it's not experience
    by heartsgal Nov 17, '13
    2
    HouTx
  26. How to Discreetly Apply for a New Job?
    by Rosewood1225 Nov 15, '13
    5
    MrChicagoRN
  27. National Rehabilitation Hospital in DC
    by donnaalyssa Jun 21, '11
    1
    Success2011
  28. If I speak, I am condemned. If I stay silent...
    by TU RN Nov 12, '13
    3
    tcvnurse
  29. I need a career adivce on changing unit
    by tarotale Nov 12, '13
    4
    seaghost
  30. How to not feel embarrassed or dumb when you dont know a skill?
    by HeatherGurl84 Nov 9, '13
    8
    HeatherGurl84
  31. new nurse
    by Enurse03 Nov 13, '13
    10
    sunshyne17
  32. One year of experience, and still feeling nervous
    by mas017 Nov 15, '13
    1
    d00d00butter
  33. Waiting too long between graduation and first job.
    by Janesayz Nov 12, '13
    5
    Esme12
  34. IT FINALLY HAPPENED!!
    by RN_203 Nov 12, '13
    6
    RN_203
  35. HRSA recipient job hunting issues!
    by gonementallytoday Nov 5, '13
    5
    livelaughlove07
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