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 medsurg Grad
    by Abeautiful01 Feb 13
    7
    renardeau
  2. Do you apply to only new grad positions?
    by cwilliams032 Jan 19
    9
    SunshineDaisy
  3. Shy nurses
    by Tesfanurse Feb 13
    23
    Keepitreal123
  4. Is it possible to find a new grad RN job without healthcare experience?
    by SN1992 Feb 19
    8
    krisiepoo
  5. To those who wants to quit nursing: Try another job!!
    by candyapple1 Feb 18
    3
    ceebeejay
  6. New Nurse
    by GeoffH Feb 18
    24
  7. Working with others
    by GeoffH Feb 18
    2
    CoffeeGeekRN
  8. Sad and unsure...
    by alltheway2013 Feb 18
    1
    dawniepoo
  9. New Grad/First Job FREAK OUT
    by newgradpedsnurse Feb 17
    6
    Curious1alwys
  10. New Grad, Can't Find Work. What Certification Courses Might Help??
    by smcchick.RN Feb 17
    4
    Sam J.
  11. New grads Need Not Apply
    by elisiah Oct 31, '12
    41
    Dwmoore
  12. my circadian rhythm
    by VMadera13 Feb 17
    3
    VMadera13
  13. What skills do I need to learn?
    by swansonplace Feb 17
  14. Need some encouragement
    by AMRN1013 Feb 14
    4
    NurseNightOwl
  15. New grad-nights vs. days
    by JerseyGirl2010 Feb 15
    13
    danceyrun
  16. Preceptorship to New Grad BSN
    by unmarkd14 Jan 17
    4
    obesity33
  17. trouble finding a job
    by BelleMorteRN Feb 11
    3
    BelleMorteRN
  18. At the end of my rope...
    by stickit34 Jan 22
    6
    suanna
  19. Potential Candidate
    by MyiaKelli Feb 14
    1
    CrunchRN
  20. Advice, Tricks and Experience
    by krisiepoo Feb 14
    3
    Lev <3
  21. First Interview Tomorrow
    by saint2691 Feb 10
    2
    HouTx
  22. Your Starting Salary?
    by x_factor Dec 14, '11
    129
    TexHaws
  23. Transitioning from clinic to acute?
    by goldengirl2009 Feb 12
  24. New Grad Job
    by Tesfanurse Feb 3
    9
    SunshineDaisy
  25. New RN feeling unconfident
    by sb716039 Feb 5
    3
    krazieklutz03
  26. I'm so nervous!
    by SunshineDaisy Feb 5
    10
    SunshineDaisy
  27. Help for a newbie RN regarding job placement!
    by ElmStSurvivor Feb 10
    12
    ElmStSurvivor
  28. specialites with little experience?
    by irishlynn5 Feb 10
    9
    lub dub
  29. Accidentally brought home a medication!
    by finallyaFLRN Feb 10
    14
    Jen_Jen88
  30. Blood draws
    by jcarl12 Jan 29
    12
    HHN2472
  31. "stale" new grad
    by jxRN May 6, '10
    23
    krazieklutz03
  32. How long is too long to get first job?
    by aviaa Nov 3, '13
    6
    SunshineDaisy
  33. I feel like I'm going to get fired.
    Poll by Konfus Feb 5
    8
    LadyFree28
  34. Specialization!!!
    by amara.dee94 Feb 11
    1
    HouTx
  35. How long is the new grad orientation at your hospital? What about experienced nurses?
    by Niki_RN Jan 28
    7
    nynursey_
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