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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  2. VA Pre-Employment Physical
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  5. Enduring the painful waiting game...
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    1
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  6. Is this normal for a first year nurse?
    by Ellie-Mae May 26
    7
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  7. New Grad Seeking Guidance
    by kmg28765 May 27
    4
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  8. Winthrop New Grad ED Fellowship 2014
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    11
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  9. New Nurse seeking advice on possible new job
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  10. Graduate nurse in Chicago
    by ebrooke90 May 27
    2
    ebrooke90
  11. Apply for a RN job as a New Grad
    by kmiller255 May 27
    1
    Uncle Rico
  12. Losing a pt
    by SunshineDaisy May 27
  13. L&D Jobs Summer 2014
    by birthingbabiesrn May 24
    2
    rinskins
  14. Best State for New Grad
    by arinafl May 25
    2
    arinafl
  15. New Nurse
    by chamuda08 May 15
    6
    Ruby Vee
  16. "Doing too much"
    by futurenurseOB Aug 18, '13
    34
    BSNbeDONE
  17. 8s vs 12s and the evening shift
    by rinskins May 22
    2
    yoga pants
  18. 10yrScrub Tech is now BSN in ICU in US, looking to Dubai for work
    by OrLyfe May 22
    2
    RunBabyRN
  19. Less than a year of experience and don't know what to do...helpppp!!
    by tenacious_rn May 18
    9
    Hannah_PsychRN
  20. New Grad
    by monkey421 May 20
    10
    melizerd
  21. New grad RN miami - anyone hiring?
    by natvelvet77 Jul 12, '11
    13
    applepie2013
  22. Nursing Skills Book
    by Java Mama May 20
    1
    Sparrow91
  23. New nurse feeling overwhelmed and miserable!
    by RN2012Newbie Sep 27, '12
    34
    krisiepoo
  24. New to nursing and LTC- need advice!!!
    by Allsmiles11 May 19
  25. NG Nurse with 6 months to 2 years experience
    by livefully May 18
  26. Which job to take?
    by schnookimz May 14
    9
    schnookimz
  27. Canadian new grad moving to MA - how much experience is needed?
    by CanadianaRN May 17
  28. First job-IMCU
    by Kaylamk3 Apr 30
    2
    NurseyMomma
  29. Sometimes I just feel terrible
    by axhutch May 17
    3
    Brekka
  30. Acute care or public  health:  which is better as a first RN  job?
    by RNbubu May 14
    1
    RunBabyRN
  31. New RN and wanting to start my family...
    by pat510 May 15
    5
    RunBabyRN
  32. Advice for a new nurse, please
    7
    Ruby Vee
  33. How far do you travel to get to work?
    by born2circulateRN May 23, '12
    57
    calivianya
  34. further education or getting experience
    by Ranik May 14
    5
    mhy12784
  35. How do I gain experience as a brand new nurse?
    by suzie<3RN Dec 30, '11
    10
    CTIF-RN
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