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. New RN; I want to quit my job already.
    by irishlynn5 Jan 25
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    missy26
  2. Sub Acute floor job offer.
    by jar312 Sep 5
    5
    jar312
  3. Policies, Procedures, Forms and Protocols, OH MY!
    by PatchyPu Sep 4
    1
    HouTx
  4. New nurse anxiety
    by SarahWRN Jan 14
    11
    NurStud10
  5. Report Sheets
    by MariahLoganGuy Sep 5
    1
    RN403
  6. Thoughts During My First Weekend on My Own
    by CountryMomma Aug 18
    4
    SunshineDaisy
  7. First job offer
    by simply_sweet Sep 4
    1
    LadyFree28
  8. New Grad on Telemetry floor
    by nurselido Aug 30
    3
    nurselido
  9. New grad as only RN in cardiology office?
    by LizzieB_RN Jul 31
    8
    HouTx
  10. Tips for a New Grad
    by RN-joy Sep 3
    3
    bas22
  11. At the End of my Rope.
    by laKrugRN Aug 23
    22
    laKrugRN
  12. First job is in pediatric PDN and Iím loving it.
    by RN.BSN.2014 Aug 21
    3
    AZMOMO2
  13. First Job Offer
    by AnnaB154 Aug 31
    2
    HouTx
  14. New Grads: how long did it take you to find a job, or how long have you been ...
    by kieran07 Jun 18
    113
    rinskins
  15. Discouraged new RN
    by NuevaRN Jul 18, '12
    37
    mandy13086
  16. Shy nurses
    by Tesfanurse Feb 13
    26
    rn<3cat
  17. Please help! I'm a new grad.
    by pink8 Aug 27
    5
    scaredsilly
  18. When to call?
    by rokksteady Aug 28
    4
    Meriwhen
  19. Choosing units when reapplying to new graduate programs
    by hallonurse Aug 28
    1
    Meriwhen
  20. 2014 New Grad Northern NJ HELP!
    by Annie702 Aug 27
  21. New RN
    by StudentOfHealing Aug 25
    18
    scaredsilly
  22. Pregnant and Working First RN Job
    by bkchick Aug 23
    6
    bkchick
  23. Advice for a New Grad RN After Quitting job/ Orientation after 5 & 1/2 months
    by DonovanRN Nov 2, '09
    63
    banarna
  24. New Grad RN Orientation
    Article by mollie.v Aug 17, '13
    18
    banarna
  25. New Grad  Where should I work?
    by slushymaker75 Aug 18
    10
    PeacockMaiden
  26. Getting into a groove
    by SunshineDaisy Aug 17
    5
    S.RN
  27. am i just slow or is my brain not working
    by AngelofSeduction Aug 22
    2
    PA_RN87
  28. Burnt out after 7mths
    by Es90 Aug 21
    2
    iPink RN
  29. Graduate Nurse In Charge of 47 Residents
    by thespicykraut Aug 17
    7
    VANurse2010
  30. Starting first job as a new grad nurse- So nervous!! Need advice!!
    by rnbsn694 Aug 20
    2
    iPink RN
  31. First job
    by Budra3 Aug 6
    10
    MariposaLPN
  32. Harbor-UCLA (LA County) RN/Relief 2014
    by love1211you Jul 30
    7
    JLM817
  33. Happy birthday to me!  35 years old and a new nurse!
    by karrie79 Jul 21
    21
    karrie79
  34. Pediatric Home Health or Nursing Home?
    by edobers Aug 19
    4
    caliotter3
  35. Officially off orientation tomorrow
    by nurseK87 Aug 17
    4
    nurseK87
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