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. ~First week as a nurse~
    by Gaby_rmz77 Jan 6
    3
    Gaby_rmz77
  2. Incredibly nervous about finding a job in St. Louis after graduation. Advice?
    by Katja508 Jan 3
    2
    not.done.yet
  3. Skilled Nursing Facility, New grad. Need Advise.
    by rrp87 Dec 15, '13
    5
    rrp87
  4. First day at new job New Grad- AFRAID
    by RNla0044 Jan 4
    8
    brownbook
  5. A full year after graduating .... Still no job
    by srm_lvn13 Jan 4
    5
    fsuao2006
  6. Cath lab RN, new grad, weird.
    by RNslif Dec 29, '13
    3
    HouTx
  7. How to follow policy when off duty?
    by RNduke129 Dec 28, '13
    7
    HouTx
  8. Terminated, now what?
    by jram88 Jan 3
    5
    ceebeejay
  9. Don't know what will benefit me most
    by Mindy J RN Jan 5
    3
    LadyFree28
  10. Just got a job!
    by ivikatasha Jan 2
    4
    PrettyGurlLexi
  11. Stay at home mom wanting to go to nursing school
    by Mrs. Silva Jul 2, '13
    14
    sunshyne17
  12. requirements for a job application
    by jechro.08 Jan 2
    6
    jechro.08
  13. MD order to NOT allow resident to go to the hospital
    by Enthused RN Jan 1
    16
    Enthused RN
  14. Interview went great! Now for the thank you note...any advice?
    by WeberBSN Jan 2
    1
    garciwarsi
  15. Emotional and physical support during first job
    by beabeabea Dec 28, '13
    3
    Ruby Vee
  16. Where's the tipping point???
    by RetSGT Dec 13, '13
    22
    liono
  17. New Nurses
    by Saasy Dec 27, '13
    4
    mso819
  18. UPMC Online Assessment
    by AnthonyRay Dec 28, '13
    3
    PA_RN87
  19. New Grad BSN Considering position at a private practice. Good or bad idea?
    by WeberBSN Dec 31, '13
    2
    Meriwhen
  20. First week as a nurse, need some advice
    by PurpleIvy2 Dec 14, '13
    5
    LadyFree28
  21. Need help
    by philliesfinest Dec 29, '13
    1
    sunshyne17
  22. New Grad Rn Discharged . . . What's Next?
    by Smiley007 Dec 5, '13
    9
    beabeabea
  23. What is the best nursing journal for me (a new grad)?
    by newRN_NY Jul 30, '11
    7
    Our.Inn
  24. ASN graduate enrolled in BSN program...should I still look for jobs?
    by ajl009 Dec 10, '13
    3
    Mia83
  25. Scared to go to work, I need some Advice
    by abcdrn Dec 21, '13
    5
  26. Versant Residency
    by anl09a Dec 24, '13
    1
    weirdscience
  27. New nurse struggling with assessment techniques
    by livRN2012 Dec 21, '13
    3
    sunshyne17
  28. GN and bored/feeling like I should be doing more?
    by ArmaniX Dec 21, '13
    2
    ArmaniX
  29. New Grad on Medical Floor Need Advice and Support
    by SanDiegoRN86 Dec 18, '13
    9
    SanDiegoRN86
  30. Very short orientation/new grad feeling unsure
    by minki2112 Dec 18, '13
    2
    HouTx
  31. Orientation from HELL
    by pia_mater Nov 30, '13
    6
    ceebeejay
  32. New grad in dialysis
    by PrettyLady87 Dec 18, '13
    1
    ceebeejay
  33. Which cities if any are hiring new grad ADN RNs in inner city hospitals?
    by AQEELSMOM Dec 6, '13
    13
    tcvnurse
  34. Preceptor experience is not going well
    by SCnurse89 Dec 14, '13
    22
    tcvnurse
  35. How does one handle the licensure issue when applying to multiple states?
    by biogeek73 Dec 14, '13
    4
    Esme12
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