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 grad job anxiety and feeling completely lost...
    by kaygbean Sep 7
    2
    kaygbean
  2. Surviving the first job
    by NYNursEmily Sep 8
    3
    annie.rn
  3. My First Month and I want to Quit! Help!
    9
    Curious1alwys
  4. First job anxiety.. Help getting started out
    by JMSpencer Aug 27
    1
    scaredsilly
  5. first nursing job offer but no benefits?
    by loveteenamarie Sep 5
    38
    Altra
  6. Starting my second six months agency
    by Wendysplace68 Sep 7
  7. New Grad, First Job, Should I stay
    by nursek17 Sep 4
    8
    scaredsilly
  8. New RN; I want to quit my job already.
    by irishlynn5 Jan 25
    51
    missy26
  9. Sub Acute floor job offer.
    by jar312 Sep 5
    5
    jar312
  10. Report Sheets
    by MariahLoganGuy Sep 5
    1
    RN403
  11. Thoughts During My First Weekend on My Own
    by CountryMomma Aug 18
    4
    SunshineDaisy
  12. First job offer
    by simply_sweet Sep 4
    1
    LadyFree28
  13. New Grad on Telemetry floor
    by nurselido Aug 30
    3
    nurselido
  14. Tips for a New Grad
    by RN-joy Sep 3
    3
    bas22
  15. Drug Testing for Newly Graduated RN
    by ManNurse7 Aug 19
    79
    Muser69
  16. At the End of my Rope.
    by laKrugRN Aug 23
    22
    laKrugRN
  17. First job is in pediatric PDN and Iím loving it.
    by RN.BSN.2014 Aug 21
    3
    AZMOMO2
  18. First Job Offer
    by AnnaB154 Aug 31
    2
    HouTx
  19. Love working in an area that needs nurses
    by englishgeek Aug 30
    20
    TheCommuter
  20. Discouraged new RN
    by NuevaRN Jul 18, '12
    37
    mandy13086
  21. Shy nurses
    by Tesfanurse Feb 13
    26
    rn<3cat
  22. Please help! I'm a new grad.
    by pink8 Aug 27
    5
    scaredsilly
  23. When to call?
    by rokksteady Aug 28
    4
    Meriwhen
  24. Choosing units when reapplying to new graduate programs
    by hallonurse Aug 28
    1
    Meriwhen
  25. New RN
    by StudentOfHealing Aug 25
    18
    scaredsilly
  26. Pregnant and Working First RN Job
    by bkchick Aug 23
    6
    bkchick
  27. Advice for a New Grad RN After Quitting job/ Orientation after 5 & 1/2 months
    by DonovanRN Nov 2, '09
    63
    banarna
  28. New Grad RN Orientation
    Article by mollie.v Aug 17, '13
    18
    banarna
  29. New Grad  Where should I work?
    by slushymaker75 Aug 18
    10
    PeacockMaiden
  30. Getting into a groove
    by SunshineDaisy Aug 17
    5
    S.RN
  31. am i just slow or is my brain not working
    by AngelofSeduction Aug 22
    2
    PA_RN87
  32. Burnt out after 7mths
    by Es90 Aug 21
    2
    iPink RN
  33. Graduate Nurse In Charge of 47 Residents
    by thespicykraut Aug 17
    7
    VANurse2010
  34. Starting first job as a new grad nurse- So nervous!! Need advice!!
    by rnbsn694 Aug 20
    2
    iPink RN
  35. First job
    by Budra3 Aug 6
    10
    MariposaLPN
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