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 Salary
    by yadesuyi Feb 18
    24
    rubato
  2. securing a better learning experience
    by yaqsin Jan 30
    2
    yaqsin
  3. First interview ever...advice??
    by aviaa Mar 5
    5
    aviaa
  4. Aspiration/Choking
    by bigdog123 Mar 4
    3
    ScottE,RN
  5. Very frustrated...no job yet
    by aviaa Mar 2
    9
    aviaa
  6. TCU or hold out for hospital
    by jmcd Mar 3
    3
    melizerd
  7. Help! Am I Responsible
    by tigress_8207 Feb 27
    21
    tigress_8207
  8. I just don't understand
    by Jinx322 Feb 28
    16
    SlightlyHumerus
  9. I CAN'T HANDLE my patient load....
    by Nola009 Mar 2
    2
    imintrouble
  10. How to have a smoother transition
    by astucki3 Feb 25
    3
    newgradbms
  11. Asking for Constructive Criticism after interview
    by duffye2 Mar 1
    2
    LPNMary
  12. New Grad Starting on Telemetry - Some questions
    by an1991 Feb 17
    9
    NF_eyenurse
  13. Continuing Education While Unemployed?
    by duffye2 Jan 22
    7
    duffye2
  14. Research Nurse
    by ProudMom511 Feb 27
    2
    ProudMom511
  15. I don't want to work in LTC... Will someone change my attitude?
    by hoerla Feb 23
    27
    SquishyRN
  16. New Grad RN looking for advice
    by hgmercury47 Feb 28
    1
    janfrn
  17. Pulled a Million Ways
    by ruger71 Feb 27
    3
    ruger71
  18. What to expect the first day...
    by graysunday Feb 27
    2
    graysunday
  19. Why does giving report have to be the worst part of my shift
    by wcbembe Feb 17
    10
    Whoatemyburger
  20. Grad nurse residency wants 3 year commitment
    by moonchild86 Jan 14
    17
    SlinkyheadRN
  21. First Job
    by sunshine15229 Feb 25
    3
    Nikkinism70s
  22. Trouble transferring from pct to RN
    by hopefulmommy Feb 26
    4
    Nikkinism70s
  23. California Rehab salary
    by gikg Feb 25
    1
    TheCommuter
  24. Excellent first week
    by SunshineDaisy Feb 19
    10
    SunshineDaisy
  25. How to stop feeling apologetic for my inexperience?
    by splendid Feb 23
    3
    tokebi
  26. Nursing Interventions for Abnormal Situations
    by RescueNinja2013 Feb 14
    10
    brownbook
  27. Rant: the first patient to make me truly disappointed in myself.
    by renardeau Feb 19
    20
    not.done.yet
  28. The first year:  So much learned, so much to learn
    Article FAQs by wannabecnl Sep 17, '13
    28
    Ruby Vee
  29. New medsurg Grad
    by Abeautiful01 Feb 13
    7
    renardeau
  30. Do you apply to only new grad positions?
    by cwilliams032 Jan 19
    9
    SunshineDaisy
  31. Shy nurses
    by Tesfanurse Feb 13
    23
    Keepitreal123
  32. Is it possible to find a new grad RN job without healthcare experience?
    by SN1992 Feb 19
    8
    krisiepoo
  33. To those who wants to quit nursing: Try another job!!
    by candyapple1 Feb 18
    3
    ceebeejay
  34. New Nurse
    by GeoffH Feb 18
    24
  35. Working with others
    by GeoffH Feb 18
    2
    CoffeeGeekRN
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