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. Complex Medicine?
    by alainaRN Mar 31
    2
    ArmaniX
  2. I can't get a job!!!!
    by JessGroRN Mar 29
    18
    stephncal544
  3. New Grad that took time off for baby
    by alainaRN Mar 11
    5
    alainaRN
  4. New nurse advice
    by NrsAmanda Mar 29
    6
    iPink RN
  5. What exactly is 'central staffing' for a new RN?
    by goldpk Mar 28
    4
  6. Float pool as a new graduate nurse?
    by mevsmom Mar 30
    1
    HouTx
  7. New grad residency, JMH, South Miami hospital, Memorial hospital
    by applepie2013 Mar 31
  8. My shift haunts me
    by NewRN089 Mar 30
    1
  9. Graduate Nurse Residency programs
    by AmyRN303 Mar 29
    2
    AmyRN303
  10. ULCA Summer 2014 New Grad RN
    by kfeastRN Mar 30
  11. Hating 1st Job
    by applesxoranges Mar 29
    3
    Nola009
  12. New grad orienting a new grad?
    by SaraM, RN Mar 27
    6
    meanmaryjean
  13. Still unemployed
    by llroberson Mar 27
    7
    Paco-RN
  14. A tale of two job offers...
    by NurseMandii Mar 29
  15. Need to Interview New Grad Nurse
    by bsarver Mar 26
    2
    bsarver
  16. New nurse
    by Newnurse99 Mar 25
    3
    windsurfer8
  17. Should I have quit while I had the chance
    by Nola009 Mar 26
    7
    caliotter3
  18. Texas Medical Center
    by arijay Mar 26
    1
    HouTx
  19. Medication Errors
    by IndyNurse0301 Mar 26
    1
    Angelrina,CCRN
  20. Should I consider a career in home care as a new graduate nurse, bsn?
    by skyheaven477 May 30, '13
    17
    skyheaven477
  21. Help with orientation
    by swansonplace Mar 23
    3
    swansonplace
  22. I didn't think I would say this but.... I miss nursing school!
    by Nola009 Mar 23
    5
    RNDGRN
  23. Good time to advance on?
    by ERLaw14 Mar 26
  24. Need some guidance
    by Lola RN Mar 24
    8
    TU RN
  25. Losing the Preceptor . . Er . . . Cane
    by Ruby Vee Mar 12
    7
    sandyfeet
  26. New NOC shift nurse
    by ashleyrupes Mar 24
    2
    Newnurse99
  27. What the heck have I gotten myself into??
    by rng2013 Mar 16
    16
    Ruby Vee
  28. Grateful but discontent
    by BigBluemadness Mar 22
    8
    Gabby-RN
  29. Advice for New Grad- Job search rodeo??
    by aus1599 Mar 20
    2
    browneyes3000
  30. Any Agencies that are hiring new grads?
    by LPNurse22 Feb 25
    2
    ChristineN
  31. New Grad
    by Java Mama Feb 14
    13
    RN_Jan
  32. Is it too much?
    by Jinx322 Mar 7
    8
    LoveMyBugs
  33. Applying for RN jobs before graduation
    by amg418 Mar 19
    4
    rinskins
  34. Which area of nursing is fit for me?
    by PB0107 Mar 14
    2
    1feistymama
  35. What did I get myself into?
    by Hpy_Vly_RNBSN Mar 19
    2
    HouTx
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