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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    KelRN215
  2. Really long commute to find work
    by RunBabyRN Aug 3
    3
    Joyfulday
  3. oh M Gee how do you guys do it?
    by AngelofSeduction Jul 31
    5
    calivianya
  4. Understanding accents as a new nurse
    by fgreen Jul 28
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    TheCommuter
  5. New nurse, feeling discouraged. Please help!
    by ♡♡RN♡♡ Aug 1
    14
    RNsRWe
  6. New nurse
    by medic978 Aug 2
    2
    medic978
  7. For you new grads and those thinking of nursing...
    Article FAQs by ange09RN Apr 29, '12
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    xiaobear007
  8. Accepted my first nursing job!
    by Lacie1213 Jul 15
    9
    xiaobear007
  9. Out of my element:  need some advice
    by NurseyNursington Jul 27
    12
    andrew522
  10. Name hospitals/SNF or states that are hiring new grads
    by sugar12 Jul 30
    9
    DatMurse
  11. GN program July at Florida Hospital
    by mo16 May 17
    12
    mo16
  12. terrified about my new job
    by cakeandeggs Jul 24
    6
    equalme
  13. Orientation starts in a week!!
    by meeta404 Jul 29
    2
    iPink RN
  14. Wagon Wheel Schedule?
    by allyl Jul 14
    4
    jan286
  15. New Grad orientation...
    by Sparrow91 Jul 13
    42
    Larry3373
  16. 4 job offers-what will help me get my "dream job"
    by scaredsilly Jul 26
    3
    molls4
  17. ICU Straight outta school?
    by borkowskikid Jul 8
    16
    jordiRN
  18. Still can't be in step-down, feeling depressed
    by tiffy723 Jul 18
    2
    calivianya
  19. Starting first nursing job w/o tech experience...advice please
    by sns0248 Jul 25
    3
    iPink RN
  20. VA Palo Alto new grad program application question
    by omianly Jul 25
    1
    RunBabyRN
  21. new RN on orientation
    by AngelofSeduction Jul 22
    11
    dexm
  22. Senior in college seeking grad info
    by kcfox Jul 13
    8
    jordiRN
  23. STRONG Program at Sutter Health in California
    3
    RunBabyRN
  24. 1st Nursing job, seeking some advice
    by icarr757 Jul 9
    3
  25. Telemetry or MICU job offer??
    by MissCoCoKit_E Jul 23
    6
    serenitylove14
  26. Second week of work...
    by Annachu512 Jul 23
    2
    dsb_fam
  27. Med-surg, tele or rehab for 1st job?
    Poll by NightBloomCereus Jul 20
    5
  28. advice and encouragement for new grads
    by giannag Mar 4
    9
    laKrugRN
  29. Overwhelmed, questioning nursing, PLEASE HELP
    by sunny1230 Jul 16
    10
    SU2013
  30. New Grad offered position at Newark Beth, night shift, HELP!!!!
    by meeta404 Jul 9
    7
    SunshineDaisy
  31. Help! Need advice for interview follow up!
    by amichelle1126 Jul 19
  32. Embarrassing moments
    by ixchel, rn Jul 14
    5
    unicoRNurse
  33. Good Nursing Books
    by englishgeek Jul 3
    8
    AmyRN303
  34. Anxious Patient, Possible Biliary Drain Dislodgement, and Nervous Nurse-HELP!
    by blackdiamond407 Jul 6
    3
    ScottE,RN
  35. Love my first two weeks
    by rubato Jul 7
    4
    vanessaem
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