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. Resume help! Almost done with new grad program
    by SanDiegoRN86 Jun 29
  2. New grad working two RN jobs?
    by 01kiara Jun 17
    7
    RN_2012
  3. NEW GRAD QUIT JOB
    by nursingmymind Jun 17
    9
    CrazyGoonRN
  4. Best way to explain why I quit my new job after one month
    by kath7880 Jun 22
    10
    CrazyGoonRN
  5. New Grad Starting Salary
    by hopefull1n30188 Apr 26
    57
    Happy2bERnurse
  6. New Grad Interviews @ Banner in AZ
    by wbthomas Jun 28
  7. Texas nurses, question!
    by tarotale Jun 27
    3
    wbthomas
  8. Not sure what to do?
    by SunshineDaisy Jun 18
    11
    SunshineDaisy
  9. Illinois License
    by ebrooke90 Jun 27
  10. Considering leaving after only 4 months...
    by CrazyGoonRN Jun 24
    7
    LadyFree28
  11. BreEZe for RN licensure
    by cchope Jun 12
    3
    cchope
  12. Venipuncture help
    by Laurasp Jun 25
    7
    janfrn
  13. New nurse here. Unsure about this job?
    by firefly101 Jun 25
    4
    HouTx
  14. How Long Does It Take To Not Feel Like An Idiot (Advice Needed and Some Venting)?
    by MissEm Jun 15
    4
  15. SF Bay Area Nurses- Any nurse recruiters accepting New Grad RN?
    by ChicRN Aug 31, '12
    5
    PetiteBSN
  16. Where to go after first year of med-surg
    by Catherinexi17 Jun 24
    2
    jazyrn
  17. Which job would be a better fit for a new grad?!
    Poll by newrn1020 Jun 20
    6
    ERLaw14
  18. New grad.. Any suggestions on a pocket reference book?
    by codiebartleyrn Jun 17
    4
    ebailey1218
  19. Trouble getting inpatient experience
    by MzGeniac Jun 11
    1
    KimberlyRN89
  20. getting a job 3 years after graduating nursing school
    by louisesmith Jun 20
  21. Quitting after 2.5 months? Overwhelmed and scared.
    by Disc_Chick Jun 20
    3
    LadyFree28
  22. Finished my first year in Med-Surg...looking for something else
    by Catherinexi17 Jun 19
    1
    Curious1alwys
  23. Nursing?
    by Catherinexi17 Jun 19
    2
    PauperRN
  24. Outpatient clinic as first job
    by jenndavis Jun 17
    4
    jenndavis
  25. leaving hospital for school nursing?
    by Bear07_RN Jun 3
    1
    L&DinOregon
  26. Frederick Memorial Hospital Orientation
    by terpRN Dec 30, '12
    3
    Bunnybop
  27. FIRST DAY AS AN RN
    by RoyalBlue Jun 18
  28. NOC with kids home for summer break?
    by 4boysmama Jun 16
    18
    chrisrn24
  29. Not just another NETY thread....
    by AmyRN303 Jun 9
    16
    AmyRN303
  30. I got a job !!!!!!!!!
    by camernurse Jun 11
    8
    LadyFree28
  31. Finally got a job!
    by msnorth Jun 13
    10
    msnorth
  32. Leaving the nurse profession
    by Cindycin37 Jun 1
    13
    Curious1alwys
  33. To those who wants to quit nursing: Try another job!!
    by candyapple1 Feb 18
    6
    applesxoranges
  34. Feeling Overwhelmed & Incompetent
    by newgradpedsnurse May 21
    13
    KimberlyRN89
  35. Dilemma for new grad
    by SerenityKris Jun 14
    3
    TheCommuter
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