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 sweetgirl61399 Jun 8
    1
    iPink RN
  6. Interview Help... Terrified.
    by Maggie_july Jun 6
    5
    chjpr
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    by heartsgal Jun 4
    3
    heartsgal
  8. "Just Don't Kill Anyone"
    by rinskins Jun 5
    3
    iPink RN
  9. New Nurses, please watch your diction and filler words
    by Wrench Party Jun 4
    12
    daetor2012
  10. Float pool as a new grad?
    by jessmurph May 21
    4
    Larry3373
  11. Overwhelmed...advice please?
    by HLMRN Apr 26
    5
    libbyliberal
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    by JR66 Jun 3
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  15. Can I do part time orientation as a new nurse?
    by HappyNurseJen Jun 1
    3
    melizerd
  16. Need advice on how to write Admission note
    by lisawea May 21
    2
    HouTx
  17. HELP! 2nd Interview not so good....
    by amichelle1126 May 27
    4
    HouTx
  18. Using judgement, med parameters
    by kayvary May 30
    3
    HouTx
  19. New graduate reaction worries
    by newnurse1611 May 28
    5
    HouTx
  20. What is your quote or mantra when it gets tough?
    by RNDGRN Mar 26
    29
    PA_RN87
  21. Rejecting a job after accepting offer?
    by calivianya Jun 1
    2
    calivianya
  22. Can not make it out of orientation???
    by 2bAngilRN May 10
    12
    Flatlander
  23. VA Pre-Employment Physical
    by RoliePolieColie May 30
  24. Night shift, days off can't get out of bed.
    by ArmaniX Mar 26
    9
    kiszi
  25. NC RNs-TMC NURSING OPEN HOUSE
    by EmilyLucille523 Nov 11, '11
    2
    RNinject
  26. Enduring the painful waiting game...
    by afterseason May 29
    1
    WannaBNursey
  27. Is this normal for a first year nurse?
    by Ellie-Mae May 26
    7
    iPink RN
  28. New Grad Seeking Guidance
    by kmg28765 May 27
    4
    ArtClassRN
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    11
    rellman
  30. New Nurse seeking advice on possible new job
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    2
    ebrooke90
  32. Apply for a RN job as a New Grad
    by kmiller255 May 27
    1
    Uncle Rico
  33. Losing a pt
    by SunshineDaisy May 27
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    by birthingbabiesrn May 24
    2
    rinskins
  35. Best State for New Grad
    by arinafl May 25
    2
    arinafl
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