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. How Long Does It Take To Not Feel Like An Idiot (Advice Needed and Some Venting)?
    by MissEm Jun 15
    4
  2. SF Bay Area Nurses- Any nurse recruiters accepting New Grad RN?
    by ChicRN Aug 31, '12
    5
    PetiteBSN
  3. Where to go after first year of med-surg
    by Catherinexi17 Jun 24
    2
    jazyrn
  4. Which job would be a better fit for a new grad?!
    Poll by newrn1020 Jun 20
    6
    ERLaw14
  5. New grad.. Any suggestions on a pocket reference book?
    by codiebartleyrn Jun 17
    4
    DisneyNurseGal
  6. Trouble getting inpatient experience
    by MzGeniac Jun 11
    1
    KimberlyRN89
  7. getting a job 3 years after graduating nursing school
    by louisesmith Jun 20
  8. Quitting after 2.5 months? Overwhelmed and scared.
    by Disc_Chick Jun 20
    3
    LadyFree28
  9. Finished my first year in Med-Surg...looking for something else
    by Catherinexi17 Jun 19
    1
    Curious1alwys
  10. Nursing?
    by Catherinexi17 Jun 19
    2
    PauperRN
  11. Outpatient clinic as first job
    by jenndavis Jun 17
    4
    jenndavis
  12. leaving hospital for school nursing?
    by Bear07_RN Jun 3
    1
    L&DinOregon
  13. Frederick Memorial Hospital Orientation
    by terpRN Dec 30, '12
    3
    Bunnybop
  14. FIRST DAY AS AN RN
    by RoyalBlue Jun 18
  15. NOC with kids home for summer break?
    by 4boysmama Jun 16
    18
    chrisrn24
  16. Not just another NETY thread....
    by AmyRN303 Jun 9
    16
    AmyRN303
  17. I got a job !!!!!!!!!
    by camernurse Jun 11
    8
    LadyFree28
  18. Finally got a job!
    by msnorth Jun 13
    10
    msnorth
  19. Leaving the nurse profession
    by Cindycin37 Jun 1
    13
    Curious1alwys
  20. To those who wants to quit nursing: Try another job!!
    by candyapple1 Feb 18
    6
    applesxoranges
  21. Feeling Overwhelmed & Incompetent
    by newgradpedsnurse May 21
    13
    KimberlyRN89
  22. Dilemma for new grad
    by SerenityKris Jun 14
    3
    TheCommuter
  23. Young and new manager.
    by laKrugRN Jun 10
    3
    Lev <3
  24. Fired 6 weeks into orientation
    by CuddleFox Jun 9
    34
    Curious1alwys
  25. First nursing job. Need advice
    by Redmaile Jun 10
    2
    Redmaile
  26. Would taking office work hurt a new RNs chance at getting acute care experience
    by Nola009 Jun 11
    2
  27. New grad Rn, incredibly overwhelmed
    by rn2109 Jun 11
    2
    dakota1209
  28. Scared to start my first job
    by newRN_2014 Jun 10
    1
    Lev <3
  29. My experience in LTC
    by x19amanda Oct 21, '13
    2
    JuneLeeRN
  30. HR vs Nurse Recruiter
    by lpark000 Jun 8
    6
    calivianya
  31. 1st RN interview tomorrow!
    by msnorth Jun 9
    1
  32. Hesi
    by deevatalks Jun 9
  33. in over my head
    by loveyournurse May 26
    4
    CardiacKittyRN
  34. Is it me or nursing?
    by c.kelly20 May 28
    19
    NoviceRN10
  35. Does it get better being a new nurse?
    by telealli Jun 3
    19
    Nola009
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