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, education suggestions please!!
    by cherylmang Aug 12
    7
    cherylmang
  2. Nursing newbie: Nursing education and work settings
    by Nursing Padawan Aug 12
    7
    RunBabyRN
  3. Just passed nclex looking for Job
    by texas student21 Aug 13
    1
    RunBabyRN
  4. Job search for new grad in NYC
    by KLW96 Aug 13
    2
    KLW96
  5. Calling All First Year Med-Surg RN's!
    by Catherinexi17 Jun 19
    14
    Puppylv
  6. Hiring managers please advise!
    by Nrsasrus Jan 14
    6
    Code Red
  7. Cardiac Unit as a New Grad
    by teleRN241 Aug 9
    13
    amzyRN
  8. HELP PLEASE! New grad nurse about to quit new Nurse job before orientation is over.
    by NewGradKH Aug 4
    34
    sunny_days
  9. Resume/cover letter L&D specific or general for residency?
    by feetinthedirt Aug 11
    1
    AspiringNurseMW
  10. When to hold meds
    by SunshineDaisy Aug 7
    10
    SunshineDaisy
  11. International
    by kcfox Aug 10
    1
    JustBeachyNurse
  12. Well, this is it...first night on own.
    by RNRapunzel1029 Aug 5
    9
  13. Breaking RN residency contract
    by nathan31 Aug 6
    15
    nathan31
  14. Got Told I am Slow in Receiving Report
    by jes07 Aug 1
    13
    Meriwhen
  15. Deer in Headlights. Tips to increase Medpass Speed
    by jdl1982 Aug 7
  16. New RN job search
    by Stephpresley89 Aug 4
    1
    ziggy787
  17. Updated NYC New Graduate Nursing jobs?
    by LuLuBean Jul 30, '12
    21
    Mindylane
  18. Graduate Nurse Hired as Charge Nurse??
    by thespicykraut Jul 27
    6
    thespicykraut
  19. I HATE My Job - Why did I ever go into Nursing?
    by EmilyLucille523 Aug 28, '10
    26
    berhaelee
  20. RN Transition to Practice Program
    by nurseeamjao Apr 26
    49
    KayKayRN
  21. LPN insurance in MA?
    by Jeisikah Aug 4
  22. First RN Job
    by NewLifeNewMe Aug 3
    2
    GrnTea
  23. Am I too Quiet for Nursing???
    by jes07 Aug 2
    5
    HollyMaxwell
  24. First Job Landed - Need Financial Advice About It
    20
    KelRN215
  25. Really long commute to find work
    by RunBabyRN Aug 3
    3
    Joyfulday
  26. oh M Gee how do you guys do it?
    by AngelofSeduction Jul 31
    5
    calivianya
  27. Understanding accents as a new nurse
    by fgreen Jul 28
    15
    TheCommuter
  28. New nurse, feeling discouraged. Please help!
    by ♡♡RN♡♡ Aug 1
    14
    RNsRWe
  29. New nurse
    by medic978 Aug 2
    2
    medic978
  30. For you new grads and those thinking of nursing...
    Article FAQs by ange09RN Apr 29, '12
    7
    xiaobear007
  31. Accepted my first nursing job!
    by Lacie1213 Jul 15
    9
    xiaobear007
  32. Out of my element:  need some advice
    by NurseyNursington Jul 27
    12
    andrew522
  33. Name hospitals/SNF or states that are hiring new grads
    by sugar12 Jul 30
    9
    DatMurse
  34. GN program July at Florida Hospital
    by mo16 May 17
    12
    mo16
  35. terrified about my new job
    by cakeandeggs Jul 24
    6
    equalme
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