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. Pediatric Home Health or Nursing Home?
    by edobers Aug 19
    4
    caliotter3
  2. Officially off orientation tomorrow
    by nurseK87 Aug 17
    4
    nurseK87
  3. Leaving 1st job before 1 year
    by UpennRN Apr 3
    19
    TrevyRN
  4. Full Circle, my First Year of Nursing
    Article by Imafloat Jan 5, '08
    138
    workingmama77
  5. [Med/surg] What are top 5 drugs your floor uses?
    by icarr757 Aug 1
    14
    JLM817
  6. I dread going to work :(
    by MrsICURN14 Aug 13
    11
    JLM817
  7. New RN, education suggestions please!!
    by cherylmang Aug 12
    7
    cherylmang
  8. Nursing newbie: Nursing education and work settings
    by Nursing Padawan Aug 12
    7
    RunBabyRN
  9. Just passed nclex looking for Job
    by texas student21 Aug 13
    1
    RunBabyRN
  10. Job search for new grad in NYC
    by KLW96 Aug 13
    2
    KLW96
  11. Calling All First Year Med-Surg RN's!
    by Catherinexi17 Jun 19
    14
    Puppylv
  12. Hiring managers please advise!
    by Nrsasrus Jan 14
    6
    Code Red
  13. Cardiac Unit as a New Grad
    by teleRN241 Aug 9
    13
    amzyRN
  14. HELP PLEASE! New grad nurse about to quit new Nurse job before orientation is over.
    by NewGradKH Aug 4
    34
    sunny_days
  15. Resume/cover letter L&D specific or general for residency?
    by feetinthedirt Aug 11
    1
    AspiringNurseMW
  16. When to hold meds
    by SunshineDaisy Aug 7
    10
    SunshineDaisy
  17. International
    by kcfox Aug 10
    1
    JustBeachyNurse
  18. Well, this is it...first night on own.
    by RNRapunzel1029 Aug 5
    9
  19. Breaking RN residency contract
    by nathan31 Aug 6
    15
    nathan31
  20. Got Told I am Slow in Receiving Report
    by jes07 Aug 1
    13
    Meriwhen
  21. Deer in Headlights. Tips to increase Medpass Speed
    by jdl1982 Aug 7
  22. New RN job search
    by Stephpresley89 Aug 4
    1
    ziggy787
  23. Updated NYC New Graduate Nursing jobs?
    by LuLuBean Jul 30, '12
    21
    Mindylane
  24. Graduate Nurse Hired as Charge Nurse??
    by thespicykraut Jul 27
    6
    thespicykraut
  25. I HATE My Job - Why did I ever go into Nursing?
    by EmilyLucille523 Aug 28, '10
    26
    berhaelee
  26. LPN insurance in MA?
    by Jeisikah Aug 4
  27. First RN Job
    by NewLifeNewMe Aug 3
    2
    GrnTea
  28. Am I too Quiet for Nursing???
    by jes07 Aug 2
    5
    HollyMaxwell
  29. First Job Landed - Need Financial Advice About It
    20
    KelRN215
  30. Really long commute to find work
    by RunBabyRN Aug 3
    3
    Joyfulday
  31. oh M Gee how do you guys do it?
    by AngelofSeduction Jul 31
    5
    calivianya
  32. Understanding accents as a new nurse
    by fgreen Jul 28
    15
    TheCommuter
  33. New nurse, feeling discouraged. Please help!
    by ♡♡RN♡♡ Aug 1
    14
    RNsRWe
  34. New nurse
    by medic978 Aug 2
    2
    medic978
  35. For you new grads and those thinking of nursing...
    Article FAQs by ange09RN Apr 29, '12
    7
    xiaobear007
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