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 nurse. STRESSED PLEASE HELP
    by 90schick Apr 7
    5
    ERLaw14
  2. Help with time management
    by swansonplace Apr 7
    2
    not.done.yet
  3. First RN job!! Need some tips please!
    by vil2290 Apr 5
    11
    not.done.yet
  4. Nervous about beginning work in a Sub-Acute/SNF
    by rnaria Mar 24
    8
    mushyrn
  5. New grad- what to do if patient dies
    by aviaa Apr 7
    4
    Glycerine82
  6. NEW RN HERE!! any tips for searching a job???
    by pidgz Apr 2
    2
    swansonplace
  7. Torn between Dialysis and med/surg for my 1st RN job
    by NurseyMomma Apr 4
    2
    blarn
  8. RNs, LPNs, and shift assessments
    by splendid Apr 3
    2
    HouTx
  9. I want to quit my job
    by chicagoing Apr 1
    11
    LadyFree28
  10. 3/6 months... quitting the job...
    by nichefinder Mar 23
    64
    UpennRN
  11. Worst Night Ever
    by Hpy_Vly_RNBSN Apr 1
    4
    Curious1alwys
  12. Need career advice!
    by jennyx33 Apr 2
  13. New Grad Nurse, already feeling the burn
    by mermer_rn Mar 26
    6
    mermer_rn
  14. Just when you think you have it together...
    by dee78 Aug 5, '13
    2
    smbradley87
  15. ivt training completion cases
    by itsbryanneil Apr 2
    1
    HouTx
  16. 3rd shift nursing assessments
    by jab1432 Mar 23
    6
    Baubo516
  17. Complex Medicine?
    by alainaRN Mar 31
    2
    ArmaniX
  18. I can't get a job!!!!
    by JessGroRN Mar 29
    18
    stephncal544
  19. New Grad that took time off for baby
    by alainaRN Mar 11
    5
    alainaRN
  20. New nurse advice
    by NrsAmanda Mar 29
    6
    iPink RN
  21. What exactly is 'central staffing' for a new RN?
    by goldpk Mar 28
    4
  22. Float pool as a new graduate nurse?
    by mevsmom Mar 30
    1
    HouTx
  23. New grad residency, JMH, South Miami hospital, Memorial hospital
    by applepie2013 Mar 31
  24. My shift haunts me
    by NewRN089 Mar 30
    1
  25. Graduate Nurse Residency programs
    by AmyRN303 Mar 29
    2
    AmyRN303
  26. ULCA Summer 2014 New Grad RN
    by kfeastRN Mar 30
  27. Hating 1st Job
    by applesxoranges Mar 29
    3
    Nola009
  28. New grad orienting a new grad?
    by SaraM, RN Mar 27
    6
    meanmaryjean
  29. Still unemployed
    by llroberson Mar 27
    7
    Paco-RN
  30. A tale of two job offers...
    by NurseMandii Mar 29
  31. Need to Interview New Grad Nurse
    by bsarver Mar 26
    2
    bsarver
  32. New nurse
    by Newnurse99 Mar 25
    3
    windsurfer8
  33. Should I have quit while I had the chance
    by Nola009 Mar 26
    7
    caliotter3
  34. Texas Medical Center
    by arijay Mar 26
    1
    HouTx
  35. Medication Errors
    by IndyNurse0301 Mar 26
    1
    Angelrina,CCRN
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