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. "old" new grad
    by bellatrixrn Jul 1
    13
  2. Nursing Certs for New Grads
    by jessica8302 Jul 11
    8
    L&DinOregon
  3. Take a part time job?
    Poll by newgrad_ Jul 11
    4
    meeta404
  4. Husband doesn't understand... advice?
    by LVHI_RN Jun 22
    33
    bootsbug
  5. Nursing Student reading the hard to find a job after grad posts
    by amberbay_19 Apr 7
    16
    RunBabyRN
  6. Confessions of a 30-something RN grad
    Article by LuvofNursing Jun 13, '09
    150
  7. New BSN grad fired after 5 weeks of orientation
    by Kinar Jul 3
    23
    TSgtRodrigues
  8. Nurses and/os retired, or former Teachers!!!!! Help PLEASE!!!!!
    by RN2bBevy Jul 6
    11
    amoLucia
  9. What to wear to orientation?
    by randomly Jun 29
    15
  10. How long does it take to get used to it?
    by MilliePieRN Jul 5
    6
    DisneyNurseGal
  11. Finding Employment
    by wilslisa Jun 30
    5
    LVHI_RN
  12. IM inj hitting humerus
    by hybr1d Jul 4
    30
    lrobinson5
  13. Moving away for a job..
  14. New job in home care...how fishy is this?
    by givingitmybest Jul 5
    8
    schnookimz
  15. Nursing Shortage= Thousands of Unemployed New Grads?
    Poll by Winters22 Jan 11, '13
    29
    DoGoodThenGo
  16. My Career options after graduation
    Poll by ariel91 Jun 25
    3
    adreamdeferred
  17. Items a new nurse needs 1st day of work!!!
    by Kellz321 Jun 26
    16
    sissiesmama
  18. UC Davis New Grad Summer 2014
    by boots88 Apr 25
    10
    RNbubu
  19. I'm never going to get a job.....
    by LizzieB_RN Jun 29
    10
    Hobberdog
  20. New Grad in LTC - Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?
    by blackdiamond407 Jul 1
    7
    blackdiamond407
  21. 1) ADN-BSN or 2) Work?
    by moomoo134 Jun 15
    12
    moomoo134
  22. Any quick tips
    by SunshineDaisy Jun 27
    6
    HouTx
  23. Resume help! Almost done with new grad program
    by SanDiegoRN86 Jun 29
  24. New grad working two RN jobs?
    by 01kiara Jun 17
    7
    RN_2012
  25. NEW GRAD QUIT JOB
    by nursingmymind Jun 17
    9
    CrazyGoonRN
  26. Best way to explain why I quit my new job after one month
    by kath7880 Jun 22
    10
    CrazyGoonRN
  27. New Grad Starting Salary
    by hopefull1n30188 Apr 26
    57
    Happy2bERnurse
  28. New Grad Interviews @ Banner in AZ
    by Hobberdog Jun 28
  29. Texas nurses, question!
    by tarotale Jun 27
    3
    Hobberdog
  30. Not sure what to do?
    by SunshineDaisy Jun 18
    11
    SunshineDaisy
  31. Illinois License
    by ebrooke90 Jun 27
  32. Considering leaving after only 4 months...
    by CrazyGoonRN Jun 24
    7
    LadyFree28
  33. BreEZe for RN licensure
    by cchope Jun 12
    3
    cchope
  34. Venipuncture help
    by LauraRN14 Jun 25
    7
  35. New nurse here. Unsure about this job?
    by firefly101 Jun 25
    4
    HouTx
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