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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  8. New Grad
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  10. Nursing Skills Book
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  12. New to nursing and LTC- need advice!!!
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  17. Sometimes I just feel terrible
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  18. Acute care or public  health:  which is better as a first RN  job?
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  19. New RN and wanting to start my family...
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  20. Advice for a new nurse, please
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  21. RN Transition to Practice Program
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  22. How far do you travel to get to work?
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  23. further education or getting experience
    by Ranik May 14
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  24. How do I gain experience as a brand new nurse?
    by suzie<3RN Dec 30, '11
    10
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  25. If You can't find a job/volunteer at a Hospital!!!!!!!
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  26. Help!!!!!!
    by isharRN May 13
    3
    not.done.yet
  27. CSUN RN to BSN for Fall 2011
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    by MarkusKrause May 12
    10
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    17
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    by Katja508 May 11
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  32. Can a new grad RN apply for part time jobs?
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    willmakeit
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  35. Starting in a NC ER Residency
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