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. STRONG Program at Sutter Health in California
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    RunBabyRN
  2. 1st Nursing job, seeking some advice
    by icarr757 Jul 9
    3
  3. Telemetry or MICU job offer??
    by MissCoCoKit_E Jul 23
    6
    serenitylove14
  4. Second week of work...
    by Annachu512 Jul 23
    2
    dsb_fam
  5. Med-surg, tele or rehab for 1st job?
    Poll by NightBloomCereus Jul 20
    5
  6. advice and encouragement for new grads
    by giannag Mar 4
    9
    laKrugRN
  7. Overwhelmed, questioning nursing, PLEASE HELP
    by sunny1230 Jul 16
    10
    SU2013
  8. New Grad offered position at Newark Beth, night shift, HELP!!!!
    by meeta404 Jul 9
    7
    SunshineDaisy
  9. Help! Need advice for interview follow up!
    by amichelle1126 Jul 19
  10. Embarrassing moments
    by ixchel, rn Jul 14
    5
    unicoRNurse
  11. Good Nursing Books
    by englishgeek Jul 3
    8
    AmyRN303
  12. Anxious Patient, Possible Biliary Drain Dislodgement, and Nervous Nurse-HELP!
    by blackdiamond407 Jul 6
    3
    ScottE,RN
  13. Love my first two weeks
    by rubato Jul 7
    4
    vanessaem
  14. What do you write in your nurse PROGRESS NOTES?
    by LVHI_RN Jul 12
    2
    HouTx
  15. Useful to know another language?
    by knnyz Jul 12
    8
    Cobweb
  16. I just don't understand
    by Jinx322 Feb 28
    18
    bellafsu89
  17. Money isnt everything. Ready to quit SNF as RN Supervisor
    by RedNavy Jun 7
    4
  18. Plights of the new nurse
    by bas22 Jul 13
    1
    Curious1alwys
  19. I made it!
    by Nightowl_lpn Jul 13
  20. "old" new grad
    by bellatrixrn Jul 1
    13
  21. Nursing Certs for New Grads
    by jessica8302 Jul 11
    8
    L&DinOregon
  22. Take a part time job?
    Poll by newgrad_ Jul 11
    4
    meeta404
  23. Husband doesn't understand... advice?
    by LVHI_RN Jun 22
    33
    bootsbug
  24. Nursing Student reading the hard to find a job after grad posts
    by amberbay_19 Apr 7
    16
    RunBabyRN
  25. Confessions of a 30-something RN grad
    Article by LuvofNursing Jun 13, '09
    150
  26. New BSN grad fired after 5 weeks of orientation
    by Kinar Jul 3
    23
    TSgtRodrigues
  27. Nurses and/os retired, or former Teachers!!!!! Help PLEASE!!!!!
    by RN2bBevy Jul 6
    11
    amoLucia
  28. What to wear to orientation?
    by randomly Jun 29
    15
  29. How long does it take to get used to it?
    by MilliePieRN Jul 5
    6
    DisneyNurseGal
  30. Finding Employment
    by wilslisa Jun 30
    5
    LVHI_RN
  31. IM inj hitting humerus
    by hybr1d Jul 4
    30
    lrobinson5
  32. Moving away for a job..
  33. New job in home care...how fishy is this?
    by givingitmybest Jul 5
    8
    schnookimz
  34. Nursing Shortage= Thousands of Unemployed New Grads?
    Poll by Winters22 Jan 11, '13
    29
    DoGoodThenGo
  35. My Career options after graduation
    Poll by ariel91 Jun 25
    3
    adreamdeferred
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