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. Finally got a job!
    by msnorth Jun 13
    10
    msnorth
  2. Leaving the nurse profession
    by Cindycin37 Jun 1
    13
    Curious1alwys
  3. To those who wants to quit nursing: Try another job!!
    by candyapple1 Feb 18
    6
    applesxoranges
  4. Feeling Overwhelmed & Incompetent
    by newgradpedsnurse May 21
    13
    KimberlyRN89
  5. Dilemma for new grad
    by SerenityKris Jun 14
    3
    TheCommuter
  6. Young and new manager.
    by laKrugRN Jun 10
    3
    Lev <3
  7. Fired 6 weeks into orientation
    by CuddleFox Jun 9
    34
    Curious1alwys
  8. First nursing job. Need advice
    by Redmaile Jun 10
    2
    Redmaile
  9. Would taking office work hurt a new RNs chance at getting acute care experience
    by Nola009 Jun 11
    2
  10. New grad Rn, incredibly overwhelmed
    by rn2109 Jun 11
    2
    dakota1209
  11. Scared to start my first job
    by newRN_2014 Jun 10
    1
    Lev <3
  12. My experience in LTC
    by x19amanda Oct 21, '13
    2
    JuneLeeRN
  13. HR vs Nurse Recruiter
    by lpark000 Jun 8
    6
    calivianya
  14. 1st RN interview tomorrow!
    by msnorth Jun 9
    1
    janfrn
  15. Hesi
    by deevatalks Jun 9
  16. in over my head
    by loveyournurse May 26
    4
    hollykristinxo
  17. Is it me or nursing?
    by cll_rn20 May 28
    19
    NoviceRN10
  18. Does it get better being a new nurse?
    by telealli Jun 3
    19
    Nola009
  19. What all do I need?! First day of work!
    by sweetgirl61399 Jun 8
    1
    iPink RN
  20. Interview Help... Terrified.
    by Maggie_july Jun 6
    5
    chjpr
  21. Help newbie switched to nights and a mess!
    by heartsgal Jun 4
    3
    heartsgal
  22. "Just Don't Kill Anyone"
    by rinskins Jun 5
    3
    iPink RN
  23. New Nurses, please watch your diction and filler words
    by Wrench Party Jun 4
    12
    daetor2012
  24. Float pool as a new grad?
    by jessmurph May 21
    4
    Larry3373
  25. Overwhelmed...advice please?
    by HLMRN Apr 26
    5
    libbyliberal
  26. tips for orientation- new rn
    3
    mommycruz3
  27. Temple University Hospital VS Other Philadelphia City Hospitals
    by JR66 Jun 3
  28. How to deal with angry doctors
    by ann91 May 12
    102
    KrIssycakes
  29. Can I do part time orientation as a new nurse?
    by HappyNurseJen Jun 1
    3
    melizerd
  30. Need advice on how to write Admission note
    by lisawea May 21
    2
    HouTx
  31. HELP! 2nd Interview not so good....
    by amichelle1126 May 27
    4
    HouTx
  32. Using judgement, med parameters
    by kayvary May 30
    3
    HouTx
  33. New graduate reaction worries
    by newnurse1611 May 28
    5
    HouTx
  34. What is your quote or mantra when it gets tough?
    by RNDGRN Mar 26
    29
    PA_RN87
  35. Rejecting a job after accepting offer?
    by calivianya Jun 1
    2
    calivianya
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