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. New grad.. Any suggestions on a pocket reference book?
    by codiebartleyrn Jun 17
    4
    DisneyNurseGal
  2. Trouble getting inpatient experience
    by MzGeniac Jun 11
    1
    KimberlyRN89
  3. getting a job 3 years after graduating nursing school
    by louisesmith Jun 20
  4. Quitting after 2.5 months? Overwhelmed and scared.
    by Disc_Chick Jun 20
    3
    LadyFree28
  5. Finished my first year in Med-Surg...looking for something else
    by Catherinexi17 Jun 19
    1
    Curious1alwys
  6. Nursing?
    by Catherinexi17 Jun 19
    2
    PauperRN
  7. Outpatient clinic as first job
    by jenndavis Jun 17
    4
    jenndavis
  8. leaving hospital for school nursing?
    by Bear07_RN Jun 3
    1
    L&DinOregon
  9. Frederick Memorial Hospital Orientation
    by terpRN Dec 30, '12
    3
    Bunnybop
  10. FIRST DAY AS AN RN
    by RoyalBlue Jun 18
  11. NOC with kids home for summer break?
    by 4boysmama Jun 16
    18
    chrisrn24
  12. Not just another NETY thread....
    by AmyRN303 Jun 9
    16
    AmyRN303
  13. I got a job !!!!!!!!!
    by camernurse Jun 11
    8
    LadyFree28
  14. Finally got a job!
    by msnorth Jun 13
    10
    msnorth
  15. To those who wants to quit nursing: Try another job!!
    by candyapple1 Feb 18
    6
    applesxoranges
  16. Feeling Overwhelmed & Incompetent
    by newgradpedsnurse May 21
    13
    KimberlyRN89
  17. Dilemma for new grad
    by SerenityKris Jun 14
    3
    TheCommuter
  18. Young and new manager.
    by laKrugRN Jun 10
    3
    Lev <3
  19. Fired 6 weeks into orientation
    by CuddleFox Jun 9
    34
    Curious1alwys
  20. First nursing job. Need advice
    by Redmaile Jun 10
    2
    Redmaile
  21. Would taking office work hurt a new RNs chance at getting acute care experience
    by Nola009 Jun 11
    2
  22. New grad Rn, incredibly overwhelmed
    by rn2109 Jun 11
    2
    dakota1209
  23. Scared to start my first job
    by newRN_2014 Jun 10
    1
    Lev <3
  24. My experience in LTC
    by x19amanda Oct 21, '13
    2
    JuneLeeRN
  25. HR vs Nurse Recruiter
    by lpark000 Jun 8
    6
    calivianya
  26. 1st RN interview tomorrow!
    by msnorth Jun 9
    1
  27. Hesi
    by deevatalks Jun 9
  28. in over my head
    by loveyournurse May 26
    4
    CardiacKittyRN
  29. Is it me or nursing?
    by c.kelly20 May 28
    19
    NoviceRN10
  30. Does it get better being a new nurse?
    by telealli Jun 3
    19
    Nola009
  31. What all do I need?! First day of work!
    by sweetgirl61399 Jun 8
    1
    iPink RN
  32. Interview Help... Terrified.
    by Maggie_july Jun 6
    5
    chjpr
  33. Help newbie switched to nights and a mess!
    by heartsgal Jun 4
    3
    heartsgal
  34. "Just Don't Kill Anyone"
    by rinskins Jun 5
    3
    iPink RN
  35. New Nurses, please watch your diction and filler words
    by Wrench Party Jun 4
    12
    daetor2012
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