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. I dread going to work :(
    by MrsICURN14 Aug 13
    11
    JLM817
  2. New RN, education suggestions please!!
    by cherylmang Aug 12
    7
    cherylmang
  3. Nursing newbie: Nursing education and work settings
    by Nursing Padawan Aug 12
    7
    RunBabyRN
  4. Just passed nclex looking for Job
    by texas student21 Aug 13
    1
    RunBabyRN
  5. Job search for new grad in NYC
    by KLW96 Aug 13
    2
    KLW96
  6. Calling All First Year Med-Surg RN's!
    by Catherinexi17 Jun 19
    14
    Puppylv
  7. Hiring managers please advise!
    by Nrsasrus Jan 14
    6
    Code Red
  8. Cardiac Unit as a New Grad
    by teleRN241 Aug 9
    13
    amzyRN
  9. HELP PLEASE! New grad nurse about to quit new Nurse job before orientation is over.
    by NewGradKH Aug 4
    34
    sunny_days
  10. Resume/cover letter L&D specific or general for residency?
    by feetinthedirt Aug 11
    1
    AspiringNurseMW
  11. When to hold meds
    by SunshineDaisy Aug 7
    10
    SunshineDaisy
  12. International
    by kcfox Aug 10
    1
    JustBeachyNurse
  13. Well, this is it...first night on own.
    by RNRapunzel1029 Aug 5
    9
  14. Breaking RN residency contract
    by nathan31 Aug 6
    15
    nathan31
  15. Got Told I am Slow in Receiving Report
    by jes07 Aug 1
    13
    Meriwhen
  16. Deer in Headlights. Tips to increase Medpass Speed
    by jdl1982 Aug 7
  17. New RN job search
    by Stephpresley89 Aug 4
    1
    ziggy787
  18. Updated NYC New Graduate Nursing jobs?
    by LuLuBean Jul 30, '12
    21
    Mindylane
  19. Graduate Nurse Hired as Charge Nurse??
    by thespicykraut Jul 27
    6
    thespicykraut
  20. I HATE My Job - Why did I ever go into Nursing?
    by EmilyLucille523 Aug 28, '10
    26
    berhaelee
  21. RN Transition to Practice Program
    by nurseeamjao Apr 26
    49
    KayKayRN
  22. LPN insurance in MA?
    by Jeisikah Aug 4
  23. First RN Job
    by NewLifeNewMe Aug 3
    2
    GrnTea
  24. Am I too Quiet for Nursing???
    by jes07 Aug 2
    5
    HollyMaxwell
  25. First Job Landed - Need Financial Advice About It
    20
    KelRN215
  26. Really long commute to find work
    by RunBabyRN Aug 3
    3
    Joyfulday
  27. oh M Gee how do you guys do it?
    by AngelofSeduction Jul 31
    5
    calivianya
  28. Understanding accents as a new nurse
    by fgreen Jul 28
    15
    TheCommuter
  29. New nurse, feeling discouraged. Please help!
    by ♡♡RN♡♡ Aug 1
    14
    RNsRWe
  30. New nurse
    by medic978 Aug 2
    2
    medic978
  31. For you new grads and those thinking of nursing...
    Article FAQs by ange09RN Apr 29, '12
    7
    xiaobear007
  32. Accepted my first nursing job!
    by Lacie1213 Jul 15
    9
    xiaobear007
  33. Out of my element:  need some advice
    by NurseyNursington Jul 27
    12
    andrew522
  34. Name hospitals/SNF or states that are hiring new grads
    by sugar12 Jul 30
    9
    DatMurse
  35. GN program July at Florida Hospital
    by mo16 May 17
    12
    mo16
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