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 Nurses! Post here, Lets get to know one another!
    by avidhunter3 Jan 23, '11
    18
    ners2b
  2. UCLA New Grad Summer 2014
    by sarahruby Mar 31
    488
    hkbmgs77
  3. Pending NJ License
    by cxe008 Sep 11
    2
  4. I don't like being a nurse anymore
    by jenawade25 Apr 30, '13
    11
  5. Newish grad. Dealing with students on the ward.
    by loveoutloud Sep 16
    13
    NightCrow
  6. New grad as only RN in cardiology office?
    by LizzieB_RN Jul 31
    10
    LizzieB_RN
  7. New grad/ new job!
    by labourenurse14 Sep 22
    3
    scaredsilly
  8. Maybe it's not a good fit...
    by MrsICURN14 Sep 22
    2
    MrsICURN14
  9. No job :(
    by Affsana Sep 19
    8
    MinoritySN
  10. New nurse anxiety
    by SarahWRN Jan 14
    16
    Larry3373
  11. New grad-need suggestions
    by tash14 Sep 15
    6
    estrellaCR
  12. I can't handle the heat....
    by DrowningNewGrad Sep 12
    14
    Curious1alwys
  13. Dilemma
    by chill1121 Sep 18
    4
    VivaLasViejas
  14. NIGHT SHIFT
    by jar312 Sep 12
    24
    SunshineDaisy
  15. Just a couple questions for a novice nurse
    3
    RunBabyRN
  16. First job...  NIGHT SHIFT....
    by jar312 Sep 16
    6
    jar312
  17. 2014 New Grad Northern NJ HELP!
    by Annie702 Aug 27
    1
    SuccessDiva
  18. Overwhelming days... Remember why you became a nurse
    by DatMurse Sep 16
    3
    HouTx
  19. First Shift Jitters
    by miamiabean Sep 6
    8
    MrsICURN14
  20. Exhausted in New Grad Residency
    by got2bnc Sep 9
    5
    MrsICURN14
  21. A few questions on documentation
    by Kaysmom8 Sep 16
    3
    HouTx
  22. How do I handle insubordinate CNAs?
    by ginnieann Nov 24, '11
    25
    duskyjewel
  23. What certifications do I need aside from BLS?
    by juliegrace Sep 15
    4
    scaredsilly
  24. first year texas nurse looking to move home to california
    by carizzal Sep 12
    6
    DatMurse
  25. Resume advice: GPA, etc.
    by Paleogirl Sep 8
    4
    HouTx
  26. Practical tips & tricks you wish you'd learned earlier
    by jordiRN Sep 13
    6
    amoLucia
  27. Bedside not for me.  Any success stories doing something else?
    by Graduatenurse14 Sep 10
    11
    HouTx
  28. New Grad in Neuro ICU
    by RubberDuckieLove Sep 14
    2
    HouTx
  29. RN starting in LTC
    by kfostercma Sep 12
    7
    LadyFree28
  30. possibly being reported
    by shoeshine88 Sep 9
    9
    shoeshine88
  31. New grad and struggling with it.
    by kkrzewina Sep 6
    7
    icuRNmaggie
  32. Kings County Hospital Pharmacology Exam
    by bear1234 Nov 11, '09
    1
    goodnurze
  33. New graduate RN starting first job
    by njnewbie Sep 8
    2
    scaredsilly
  34. Just looking for some advice
    by noemi04 Sep 9
    6
    Mulan
  35. Applying in Two States after graduation?
    by H4ywii Sep 8
    1
    Don1984, RN
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