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. My Career options after graduation
    Poll by ariel91 Jun 25
    3
    adreamdeferred
  2. Items a new nurse needs 1st day of work!!!
    by Kellz321 Jun 26
    16
    sissiesmama
  3. UC Davis New Grad Summer 2014
    by boots88 Apr 25
    10
    RNbubu
  4. I'm never going to get a job.....
    by LizzieB_RN Jun 29
    10
    Hobberdog
  5. New Grad in LTC - Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?
    by blackdiamond407 Jul 1
    7
    blackdiamond407
  6. 1) ADN-BSN or 2) Work?
    by moomoo134 Jun 15
    12
    moomoo134
  7. Any quick tips
    by SunshineDaisy Jun 27
    6
    HouTx
  8. Resume help! Almost done with new grad program
    by SanDiegoRN86 Jun 29
  9. New grad working two RN jobs?
    by 01kiara Jun 17
    7
    RN_2012
  10. NEW GRAD QUIT JOB
    by nursingmymind Jun 17
    9
    CrazyGoonRN
  11. Best way to explain why I quit my new job after one month
    by kath7880 Jun 22
    10
    CrazyGoonRN
  12. New Grad Starting Salary
    by hopefull1n30188 Apr 26
    57
    Happy2bERnurse
  13. New Grad Interviews @ Banner in AZ
    by Hobberdog Jun 28
  14. Texas nurses, question!
    by tarotale Jun 27
    3
    Hobberdog
  15. Not sure what to do?
    by SunshineDaisy Jun 18
    11
    SunshineDaisy
  16. Illinois License
    by ebrooke90 Jun 27
  17. Considering leaving after only 4 months...
    by CrazyGoonRN Jun 24
    7
    LadyFree28
  18. BreEZe for RN licensure
    by cchope Jun 12
    3
    cchope
  19. Venipuncture help
    by LauraRN14 Jun 25
    7
  20. New nurse here. Unsure about this job?
    by firefly101 Jun 25
    4
    HouTx
  21. How Long Does It Take To Not Feel Like An Idiot (Advice Needed and Some Venting)?
    by MissEm Jun 15
    4
  22. SF Bay Area Nurses- Any nurse recruiters accepting New Grad RN?
    by ChicRN Aug 31, '12
    5
    PetiteBSN
  23. Where to go after first year of med-surg
    by Catherinexi17 Jun 24
    2
    jazyrn
  24. Which job would be a better fit for a new grad?!
    Poll by newrn1020 Jun 20
    6
    ERLaw14
  25. New grad.. Any suggestions on a pocket reference book?
    by codiebartleyrn Jun 17
    4
    DisneyNurseGal
  26. Trouble getting inpatient experience
    by MzGeniac Jun 11
    1
    KimberlyRN89
  27. getting a job 3 years after graduating nursing school
    by louisesmith Jun 20
  28. Quitting after 2.5 months? Overwhelmed and scared.
    by Disc_Chick Jun 20
    3
    LadyFree28
  29. Finished my first year in Med-Surg...looking for something else
    by Catherinexi17 Jun 19
    1
    Curious1alwys
  30. Nursing?
    by Catherinexi17 Jun 19
    2
    PauperRN
  31. Outpatient clinic as first job
    by jenndavis Jun 17
    4
    jenndavis
  32. leaving hospital for school nursing?
    by Bear07_RN Jun 3
    1
    L&DinOregon
  33. Frederick Memorial Hospital Orientation
    by terpRN Dec 30, '12
    3
    Bunnybop
  34. FIRST DAY AS AN RN
    by RoyalBlue Jun 18
  35. NOC with kids home for summer break?
    by 4boysmama Jun 16
    18
    chrisrn24
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