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. My shift haunts me
    by NewRN089 Mar 30
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  2. Graduate Nurse Residency programs
    by AmyRN303 Mar 29
    2
    AmyRN303
  3. ULCA Summer 2014 New Grad RN
    by kfeastRN Mar 30
  4. Hating 1st Job
    by applesxoranges Mar 29
    3
    Nola009
  5. New grad RN miami - anyone hiring?
    by natvelvet77 Jul 12, '11
    12
    Sasha, RN 2014
  6. New grad orienting a new grad?
    by SaraM, RN Mar 27
    6
    meanmaryjean
  7. Still unemployed
    by llroberson Mar 27
    7
    Paco-RN
  8. A tale of two job offers...
    by NurseMandii Mar 29
  9. Need to Interview New Grad Nurse
    by bsarver Mar 26
    2
    bsarver
  10. New nurse
    by Newnurse99 Mar 25
    3
    windsurfer8
  11. Should I have quit while I had the chance
    by Nola009 Mar 26
    7
    caliotter3
  12. Texas Medical Center
    by arijay Mar 26
    1
    HouTx
  13. Medication Errors
    by IndyNurse0301 Mar 26
    1
    Angelrina,CCRN
  14. Should I consider a career in home care as a new graduate nurse, bsn?
    by skyheaven477 May 30, '13
    17
    skyheaven477
  15. Can a new grad RN apply for part time jobs?
    by willmakeit Jul 22, '11
    17
    Krystal Bonnet
  16. Help with orientation
    by swansonplace Mar 23
    3
    swansonplace
  17. I didn't think I would say this but.... I miss nursing school!
    by Nola009 Mar 23
    5
    RNDGRN
  18. Good time to advance on?
    by Gizmo13 Mar 26
  19. Need some guidance
    by Lola RN Mar 24
    8
    TU RN
  20. Losing the Preceptor . . Er . . . Cane
    by Ruby Vee Mar 12
    7
    sandyfeet
  21. New NOC shift nurse
    by ashleyrupes Mar 24
    2
    Newnurse99
  22. What the heck have I gotten myself into??
    by rng2013 Mar 16
    16
    Ruby Vee
  23. Grateful but discontent
    by BigBluemadness Mar 22
    8
    Gabby-RN
  24. Advice for New Grad- Job search rodeo??
    by aus1599 Mar 20
    2
    browneyes3000
  25. Any Agencies that are hiring new grads?
    by LPNurse22 Feb 25
    2
    ChristineN
  26. New Grad
    by Java Mama Feb 14
    13
    RN_Jan
  27. Is it too much?
    by Jinx322 Mar 7
    8
    LoveMyBugs
  28. Applying for RN jobs before graduation
    by amg418 Mar 19
    4
    rinskins
  29. Which area of nursing is fit for me?
    by PB0107 Mar 14
    2
    1feistymama
  30. What did I get myself into?
    by Hpy_Vly_RNBSN Mar 19
    2
    HouTx
  31. Overwhelmed new nurse
    by jrwilkes07 Mar 19
    2
    RunBabyRun
  32. is anyone at all hiring in NE ohio?
    by jepelka Mar 18
    2
    jepelka
  33. Role transition from student to RN
    by katiec Mar 7
    6
    katiec
  34. 2nd Hospital Interview in 9 Months
    by heartsgal Mar 14
    8
    heartsgal
  35. How do you coordinate care for 3 patients?
    by swansonplace Mar 17
    1
    HouTx
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