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. First Nursing Job, feeling a little lost
    by mauriciosilva May 1
    10
    SunshineDaisy
  2. Nursing: Awesome and Horrible
    Poll by AmaruAgent May 6
    4
    Nola009
  3. First day off of training...nervous!
    by aviaa May 3
    2
    ebailey1218
  4. Job Offer Questions - New Grad
    by TraumaRN316 May 6
    6
    darkangelRN
  5. Not excited to start nursing. :(
    by jemray May 1
    11
    darkangelRN
  6. **POLL** LPN Salary - New Grad
    by hopefull1n30188 May 3
    3
    OrganizedChaos
  7. New grad willing to work anywhere
    by voltenbas Jan 3, '12
    14
    missacheung
  8. License Renewal?!
    by MissMarishaRN Jul 30, '10
    16
    RaeB,RN
  9. New Grad on Neuro-Tele
    by GulfCoastRN12 May 4
    1
    krisiepoo
  10. Finally landed hospital position but fear I have forgotten so much
    by heartsgal Apr 30
    4
    livefully
  11. need some word of advice
    by AngelofSeduction Apr 28
    4
  12. Like kissing my brother...
    by ceebeejay Apr 23
    3
    WannaBNursey
  13. Career Advice
    by NurseBMW2012 Apr 29
    1
    heartsgal
  14. Multi-Tasking
    by ShelleyShipp1 Apr 30
    2
    HouTx
  15. Landed my dream job
    by cmoore6799 Apr 3
    10
    cmoore6799
  16. RN residency 2014 Ronald Reagan
    by proudbruin2012 Apr 28
  17. Graduated last year but struggling to find a jobg
    by Jane47 Mar 27
    7
    moonchild86
  18. Trusting my judgment...
    by trynee Apr 26
    2
    HouTx
  19. First real screw up
    by SunshineDaisy Apr 27
    3
    HouTx
  20. Getting a Job at HUP
    by jordieRN Oct 27, '11
    6
    6x32kr4
  21. Is this what its like for everyone?
    by Hpy_Vly_RNBSN Apr 22
    8
    iPink RN
  22. still having trouble.
    by britmansf18 Apr 7
    17
    LadyFree28
  23. Self reflecting..
    by malaikaRN Apr 25
    1
    LadyFree28
  24. How do you excell at peer interviews as a new nurse?
    by Capricorn_RN Apr 24
    4
    Capricorn_RN
  25. what's the best area/specialty to go in to for new grads
    by Hailbop16 Apr 23
    6
    calivianya
  26. Experience vs. No Experience
    by OrganizedChaos Apr 19
    22
    Meriwhen
  27. Job-Hopping During the 1st Year After Licensure
    by Nola009 Apr 20
    2
    joanna73
  28. Nclex
    by JCarhuas Apr 23
    1
    JustBeachyNurse
  29. Advice on making the most of my nursing career (financially)
    by richardgecko Apr 18
    10
    RunBabyRN
  30. New Grad RN former EMS experience
    by CheyMaleNurse Apr 22
    3
    RunBabyRN
  31. Anxiety
    by nursingforjesus Apr 22
    1
    HouTx
  32. Shy nurses
    by Tesfanurse Feb 13
    25
  33. Nursing in Seattle??
    by ibreezeby Apr 21
  34. New nurse problems
    by Newrn22 Apr 20
    9
    Esme12
  35. New ADN Grads
    by scoope23 Apr 19
    6
    scoope23
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