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. Thoughts During My First Weekend on My Own
    by CountryMomma Aug 18
    4
    SunshineDaisy
  2. First job offer
    by simply_sweet Sep 4
    1
    LadyFree28
  3. New Grad on Telemetry floor
    by nurselido Aug 30
    3
    nurselido
  4. Tips for a New Grad
    by RN-joy Sep 3
    3
    bas22
  5. Drug Testing for Newly Graduated RN
    by ManNurse7 Aug 19
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    Muser69
  6. At the End of my Rope.
    by laKrugRN Aug 23
    22
    laKrugRN
  7. First job is in pediatric PDN and Iím loving it.
    by RN.BSN.2014 Aug 21
    3
    AZMOMO2
  8. First Job Offer
    by AnnaB154 Aug 31
    2
    HouTx
  9. Love working in an area that needs nurses
    by englishgeek Aug 30
    20
    TheCommuter
  10. Discouraged new RN
    by NuevaRN Jul 18, '12
    37
    mandy13086
  11. Shy nurses
    by Tesfanurse Feb 13
    26
    rn<3cat
  12. Please help! I'm a new grad.
    by pink8 Aug 27
    5
    scaredsilly
  13. When to call?
    by rokksteady Aug 28
    4
    Meriwhen
  14. Choosing units when reapplying to new graduate programs
    by hallonurse Aug 28
    1
    Meriwhen
  15. New RN
    by StudentOfHealing Aug 25
    18
    scaredsilly
  16. Pregnant and Working First RN Job
    by bkchick Aug 23
    6
    bkchick
  17. Advice for a New Grad RN After Quitting job/ Orientation after 5 & 1/2 months
    by DonovanRN Nov 2, '09
    63
    banarna
  18. New Grad RN Orientation
    Article by mollie.v Aug 17, '13
    18
    banarna
  19. New Grad  Where should I work?
    by slushymaker75 Aug 18
    10
    PeacockMaiden
  20. Getting into a groove
    by SunshineDaisy Aug 17
    5
    S.RN
  21. am i just slow or is my brain not working
    by AngelofSeduction Aug 22
    2
    PA_RN87
  22. Burnt out after 7mths
    by Es90 Aug 21
    2
    iPink RN
  23. Graduate Nurse In Charge of 47 Residents
    by thespicykraut Aug 17
    7
    VANurse2010
  24. Starting first job as a new grad nurse- So nervous!! Need advice!!
    by rnbsn694 Aug 20
    2
    iPink RN
  25. First job
    by Budra3 Aug 6
    10
    MariposaLPN
  26. Harbor-UCLA (LA County) RN/Relief 2014
    by love1211you Jul 30
    7
    JLM817
  27. Happy birthday to me!  35 years old and a new nurse!
    by karrie79 Jul 21
    21
    karrie79
  28. Pediatric Home Health or Nursing Home?
    by edobers Aug 19
    4
    caliotter3
  29. Officially off orientation tomorrow
    by nurseK87 Aug 17
    4
    nurseK87
  30. Leaving 1st job before 1 year
    by UpennRN Apr 3
    19
    TrevyRN
  31. Full Circle, my First Year of Nursing
    Article by Imafloat Jan 5, '08
    138
    workingmama77
  32. [Med/surg] What are top 5 drugs your floor uses?
    by icarr757 Aug 1
    14
    JLM817
  33. I dread going to work :(
    by MrsICURN14 Aug 13
    11
    JLM817
  34. New RN, education suggestions please!!
    by cherylmang Aug 12
    7
    cherylmang
  35. Nursing newbie: Nursing education and work settings
    by Nursing Padawan Aug 12
    7
    RunBabyRN
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