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. I feel like I'm going to get fired.
    Poll by Konfus Feb 5
    8
    LadyFree28
  2. Specialization!!!
    by amara.dee94 Feb 11
    1
    HouTx
  3. How long is the new grad orientation at your hospital? What about experienced nurses?
    by Niki_RN Jan 28
    7
    nynursey_
  4. New nurse feeling incompetent
    by Lola RN Feb 7
    7
    Ruby Vee
  5. ADN grads:feeling stuck?
    11
  6. Need opinions on new grad BSN RN with 3 years as LPN pay increase
    by CrazyGoonRN Feb 6
    17
    CrazyGoonRN
  7. Thank you!
    by ivikatasha Feb 7
    5
    OCNRN63
  8. For those underemployed/unemployed...
    Poll by Curiousdog Feb 4
    1
    generalRN2008
  9. First code as a new nurse
    by heather18_RN Feb 2
    15
    garciwarsi
  10. No license #
    by Msdismuke Feb 6
    5
  11. Starting first RN job
    by ERNurse1092 Jan 29
    3
    cll_rn20
  12. Advice for a New Grad RN After Quitting job/ Orientation after 5 & 1/2 months
    by DonovanRN Nov 2, '09
    60
    Benj2610
  13. Starting over
    by nurselove2014 Feb 3
    1
    HouTx
  14. CE Credits with Licensure in 2 States
    by sj5190 Jan 29
    5
    janfrn
  15. I feel stupid and useless
    by silkysteph Jan 27
    5
    silkysteph
  16. What do you wish you knew before your first day?
    by Clementine1 Feb 1
  17. Loyalty issues.
    by cam_ma.am Jan 30
    5
    MsLindaW
  18. New RN with anxiety!
    by newgrad1988 Jan 28
    7
    iPink RN
  19. Please help, I can't decide
    by yolie672 Jan 30
    5
    yolie672
  20. New LPN with anxiety!!!!
    by anonymous09 Jan 30
    4
    LadyFree28
  21. Certifications within First Year after Licensure
    by Ladyt03 Jan 29
    6
    Ladyt03
  22. Help with resignation letter
    by whichone'spink Jan 27
    11
    whichone'spink
  23. 7 months of RN experience and need to relocate
    by wildflower79 Jan 17
    6
    wildflower79
  24. How should I approach my coworker?
    by usetimewisely Jan 11
    20
    heartsgal
  25. overwhelmed in first rn job
    by nursephillyphil Jan 25
    6
    Ruby Vee
  26. The Breaking Point
    by naptimeRN Aug 7, '13
    10
    naptimeRN
  27. starting as a Public Health Nurse
    by mali_santizo Dec 21, '13
    21
    akanini
  28. Fired from first job. Now what???
    by TrulyBlessed13 Jan 14
    13
    Sam J.
  29. Advice Please!
    by star2601 Jan 24
    6
    Sam J.
  30. Two part time jobs...
    by pseudo_name Jan 22
    13
    janfrn
  31. Forgetting a syringe!
    by Nursearaeg Jan 23
    9
    amoLucia
  32. Confused/decisions
    by dina11 Jan 16
    8
    Meriwhen
  33. new graduates
    by 3rustlewood Jan 19
    4
    SubSippi
  34. continuing education while employed
    by spearsfm Jan 24
  35. How did you land your first RN job?
    by DL2013 Jan 14
    16
    chownykRN13
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