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. Which job to take?
    by schnookimz May 14
    9
    schnookimz
  2. Canadian new grad moving to MA - how much experience is needed?
    by CanadianaRN May 17
  3. First job-IMCU
    by Kaylamk3 Apr 30
    2
    NurseyMomma
  4. Sometimes I just feel terrible
    by axhutch May 17
    3
    Brekka
  5. Acute care or public  health:  which is better as a first RN  job?
    by RNbubu May 14
    1
    RunBabyRN
  6. New RN and wanting to start my family...
    by pat510 May 15
    5
    RunBabyRN
  7. Advice for a new nurse, please
    7
    Ruby Vee
  8. How far do you travel to get to work?
    by born2circulateRN May 23, '12
    57
    calivianya
  9. further education or getting experience
    by Ranik May 14
    5
    mhy12784
  10. How do I gain experience as a brand new nurse?
    by suzie<3RN Dec 30, '11
    10
    CTIF-RN
  11. If You can't find a job/volunteer at a Hospital!!!!!!!
    by RN4S22 May 27, '10
    11
    JustBeachyNurse
  12. Help!!!!!!
    by isharRN May 13
    3
    not.done.yet
  13. CSUN RN to BSN for Fall 2011
    by otterpopp Mar 15, '11
    15
    pspgRN
  14. help! 2nd job advice
  15. One year out, still no job
    by MarkusKrause May 12
    10
    SunshineDaisy
  16. Disillusioned, stressed, regretting nursing?
    by msygrnbw Apr 29
    17
    vnguyen3
  17. No luck finding a job; just want some advice
    by Katja508 May 11
    5
    Katja508
  18. Can a new grad RN apply for part time jobs?
    by willmakeit Jul 22, '11
    18
    willmakeit
  19. Gift for Preceptor?
    by BundokSaint May 6
    4
    ImKosher
  20. Do all new grad LVNs get treated like they have the plague?
    by CaliLVN26 May 12
  21. Starting in a NC ER Residency
    by ImKosher May 11
  22. Specialty in Nursing
    by Hadassah16 May 11
  23. How many of you new grads have actually been told that LTC experience counts for -0-?
    by Nola009 May 9
    3
    Nola009
  24. First Nursing Job, feeling a little lost
    by mauriciosilva May 1
    10
    SunshineDaisy
  25. Nursing: Awesome and Horrible
    Poll by AmaruAgent May 6
    4
    Nola009
  26. First day off of training...nervous!
    by aviaa May 3
    2
    DisneyNurseGal
  27. Job Offer Questions - New Grad
    by TraumaRN316 May 6
    6
    darkangelRN
  28. Not excited to start nursing. :(
    by jemray May 1
    11
    darkangelRN
  29. **POLL** LPN Salary - New Grad
    by hopefull1n30188 May 3
    3
    OrganizedChaos
  30. New grad willing to work anywhere
    by voltenbas Jan 3, '12
    14
    missacheung
  31. License Renewal?!
    by MissMarishaRN Jul 30, '10
    16
    RaeB,RN
  32. New Grad on Neuro-Tele
    by GulfCoastRN12 May 4
    1
    krisiepoo
  33. Finally landed hospital position but fear I have forgotten so much
    by heartsgal Apr 30
    4
    livefully
  34. need some word of advice
    by AngelofSeduction Apr 28
    4
  35. Like kissing my brother...
    by ceebeejay Apr 23
    3
    WannaBNursey
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