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 juliegrace Sep 15
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  2. first year texas nurse looking to move home to california
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  3. Resume advice: GPA, etc.
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  4. Practical tips & tricks you wish you'd learned earlier
    by jordiRN Sep 13
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  5. Bedside not for me.  Any success stories doing something else?
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  6. New Grad in Neuro ICU
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  7. I'm a new graduate-I need your advice!
    by mjwRN3 Sep 13
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  8. RN starting in LTC
    by kfostercma Sep 12
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  9. New Grad/Hate My Job/Life is Miserable!
    Article by Ruby Vee Jul 28
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  10. possibly being reported
    by shoeshine88 Sep 9
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  11. New grad and struggling with it.
    by kkrzewina Sep 6
    7
    icuRNmaggie
  12. Kings County Hospital Pharmacology Exam
    by bear1234 Nov 11, '09
    1
    goodnurze
  13. Raw: Two Months After Graduation... One Month After Employment...
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  14. New graduate RN starting first job
    by njnewbie Sep 8
    2
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  15. Just looking for some advice
    by noemi04 Sep 9
    6
    Mulan
  16. Applying in Two States after graduation?
    by H4ywii Sep 8
    1
    Don1984, RN
  17. New grad job anxiety and feeling completely lost...
    by kaygbean Sep 7
    2
    kaygbean
  18. Surviving the first job
    by NYNursEmily Sep 8
    3
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  19. My First Month and I want to Quit! Help!
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  20. First job anxiety.. Help getting started out
    by JMSpencer Aug 27
    1
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  21. L&D Nurse Residency - Advice Please!!
    by SeattleRS24 Sep 7
    1
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  22. first nursing job offer but no benefits?
    by loveteenamarie Sep 5
    38
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  23. Starting my second six months agency
    by Wendysplace68 Sep 7
  24. New Grad, First Job, Should I stay
    by nursek17 Sep 4
    8
    scaredsilly
  25. New RN; I want to quit my job already.
    by irishlynn5 Jan 25
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  26. Sub Acute floor job offer.
    by jar312 Sep 5
    5
    jar312
  27. Policies, Procedures, Forms and Protocols, OH MY!
    by PatchyPu Sep 4
    1
    HouTx
  28. Report Sheets
    by MariahLoganGuy Sep 5
    1
    RN403
  29. Thoughts During My First Weekend on My Own
    by CountryMomma Aug 18
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  30. First job offer
    by simply_sweet Sep 4
    1
    LadyFree28
  31. New Grad on Telemetry floor
    by nurselido Aug 30
    3
    nurselido
  32. Tips for a New Grad
    by RN-joy Sep 3
    3
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  33. Drug Testing for Newly Graduated RN
    by ManNurse7 Aug 19
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  34. At the End of my Rope.
    by laKrugRN Aug 23
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  35. First job is in pediatric PDN and Iím loving it.
    by RN.BSN.2014 Aug 21
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