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 AngelofSeduction Aug 22
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    PA_RN87
  2. Burnt out after 7mths
    by Es90 Aug 21
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  3. Graduate Nurse In Charge of 47 Residents
    by thespicykraut Aug 17
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  4. Starting first job as a new grad nurse- So nervous!! Need advice!!
    by rnbsn694 Aug 20
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  5. First job
    by Budra3 Aug 6
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  6. Harbor-UCLA (LA County) RN/Relief 2014
    by love1211you Jul 30
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  7. Happy birthday to me!  35 years old and a new nurse!
    by karrie79 Jul 21
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    karrie79
  8. Pediatric Home Health or Nursing Home?
    by edobers Aug 19
    4
    caliotter3
  9. Officially off orientation tomorrow
    by nurseK87 Aug 17
    4
    nurseK87
  10. Leaving 1st job before 1 year
    by UpennRN Apr 3
    19
    TrevyRN
  11. Full Circle, my First Year of Nursing
    Article by Imafloat Jan 5, '08
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  12. [Med/surg] What are top 5 drugs your floor uses?
    by icarr757 Aug 1
    14
    JLM817
  13. I dread going to work :(
    by MrsICURN14 Aug 13
    11
    JLM817
  14. New RN, education suggestions please!!
    by cherylmang Aug 12
    7
    cherylmang
  15. Nursing newbie: Nursing education and work settings
    by Nursing Padawan Aug 12
    7
    RunBabyRN
  16. Just passed nclex looking for Job
    by texas student21 Aug 13
    1
    RunBabyRN
  17. Job search for new grad in NYC
    by KLW96 Aug 13
    2
    KLW96
  18. Calling All First Year Med-Surg RN's!
    by Catherinexi17 Jun 19
    14
    Puppylv
  19. Hiring managers please advise!
    by Nrsasrus Jan 14
    6
    Code Red
  20. Cardiac Unit as a New Grad
    by teleRN241 Aug 9
    13
    amzyRN
  21. HELP PLEASE! New grad nurse about to quit new Nurse job before orientation is over.
    by NewGradKH Aug 4
    34
    sunny_days
  22. Resume/cover letter L&D specific or general for residency?
    by feetinthedirt Aug 11
    1
    AspiringNurseMW
  23. When to hold meds
    by SunshineDaisy Aug 7
    10
    SunshineDaisy
  24. International
    by kcfox Aug 10
    1
    JustBeachyNurse
  25. Well, this is it...first night on own.
    by RNRapunzel1029 Aug 5
    9
  26. Breaking RN residency contract
    by nathan31 Aug 6
    15
    nathan31
  27. Got Told I am Slow in Receiving Report
    by jes07 Aug 1
    13
    Meriwhen
  28. Deer in Headlights. Tips to increase Medpass Speed
    by jdl1982 Aug 7
  29. New RN job search
    by Stephpresley89 Aug 4
    1
    ziggy787
  30. Updated NYC New Graduate Nursing jobs?
    by LuLuBean Jul 30, '12
    21
    Mindylane
  31. Graduate Nurse Hired as Charge Nurse??
    by thespicykraut Jul 27
    6
    thespicykraut
  32. I HATE My Job - Why did I ever go into Nursing?
    by EmilyLucille523 Aug 28, '10
    26
    berhaelee
  33. RN Transition to Practice Program
    by nurseeamjao Apr 26
    49
    KayKayRN
  34. LPN insurance in MA?
    by Jeisikah Aug 4
  35. First RN Job
    by NewLifeNewMe Aug 3
    2
    GrnTea
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