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. Nursing Shortage= Thousands of Unemployed New Grads?
    Poll by Winters22 Jan 11, '13
    29
    DoGoodThenGo
  2. My Career options after graduation
    Poll by ariel91 Jun 25
    3
    adreamdeferred
  3. Items a new nurse needs 1st day of work!!!
    by Kellz321 Jun 26
    16
    sissiesmama
  4. UC Davis New Grad Summer 2014
    by boots88 Apr 25
    10
    RNbubu
  5. I'm never going to get a job.....
    by LizzieB_RN Jun 29
    10
    Hobberdog
  6. New Grad in LTC - Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?
    by blackdiamond407 Jul 1
    7
    blackdiamond407
  7. 1) ADN-BSN or 2) Work?
    by moomoo134 Jun 15
    12
    moomoo134
  8. Any quick tips
    by SunshineDaisy Jun 27
    6
    HouTx
  9. Resume help! Almost done with new grad program
    by SanDiegoRN86 Jun 29
  10. New grad working two RN jobs?
    by 01kiara Jun 17
    7
    RN_2012
  11. NEW GRAD QUIT JOB
    by nursingmymind Jun 17
    9
    CrazyGoonRN
  12. Best way to explain why I quit my new job after one month
    by kath7880 Jun 22
    10
    CrazyGoonRN
  13. New Grad Starting Salary
    by hopefull1n30188 Apr 26
    57
    Happy2bERnurse
  14. New Grad Interviews @ Banner in AZ
    by Hobberdog Jun 28
  15. Texas nurses, question!
    by tarotale Jun 27
    3
    Hobberdog
  16. Not sure what to do?
    by SunshineDaisy Jun 18
    11
    SunshineDaisy
  17. Illinois License
    by ebrooke90 Jun 27
  18. Considering leaving after only 4 months...
    by CrazyGoonRN Jun 24
    7
    LadyFree28
  19. BreEZe for RN licensure
    by cchope Jun 12
    3
    cchope
  20. Venipuncture help
    by LauraRN14 Jun 25
    7
  21. New nurse here. Unsure about this job?
    by firefly101 Jun 25
    4
    HouTx
  22. How Long Does It Take To Not Feel Like An Idiot (Advice Needed and Some Venting)?
    by MissEm Jun 15
    4
  23. SF Bay Area Nurses- Any nurse recruiters accepting New Grad RN?
    by ChicRN Aug 31, '12
    5
    PetiteBSN
  24. Where to go after first year of med-surg
    by Catherinexi17 Jun 24
    2
    jazyrn
  25. Which job would be a better fit for a new grad?!
    Poll by newrn1020 Jun 20
    6
    ERLaw14
  26. New grad.. Any suggestions on a pocket reference book?
    by codiebartleyrn Jun 17
    4
    DisneyNurseGal
  27. Trouble getting inpatient experience
    by MzGeniac Jun 11
    1
    KimberlyRN89
  28. getting a job 3 years after graduating nursing school
    by louisesmith Jun 20
  29. Quitting after 2.5 months? Overwhelmed and scared.
    by Disc_Chick Jun 20
    3
    LadyFree28
  30. Finished my first year in Med-Surg...looking for something else
    by Catherinexi17 Jun 19
    1
    Curious1alwys
  31. Nursing?
    by Catherinexi17 Jun 19
    2
    PauperRN
  32. Outpatient clinic as first job
    by jenndavis Jun 17
    4
    jenndavis
  33. leaving hospital for school nursing?
    by Bear07_RN Jun 3
    1
    L&DinOregon
  34. Frederick Memorial Hospital Orientation
    by terpRN Dec 30, '12
    3
    Bunnybop
  35. FIRST DAY AS AN RN
    by RoyalBlue Jun 18
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