First Year After Nursing Licensure Articles

You completed nursing school, 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. Take this time to discuss the challenges you are facing in your first year as a nurse. You will find many experienced nurses sharing wisdom, knowledge and encouragement.

Welcome New Grads!

Welcome New Grads!

by MrNurse(x2) - Summer is coming, and that means new nurses are starting their new careers. Believe it or not, that stress of school and the upcoming NCLEX exams will soon be but a... Read More →

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TIPS & TRICKS-first nursing interview ep. 104

TIPS & TRICKS-first nursing interview ep. 104

by Nova12 - Hello! I had my first interview for a nursing position on the Cardiac/Tele Unit!! WHOOP WHOOP! Enjoy these TIPS & TRICKS for your interview! POINTERS: ... Read More →

WHAT?! First HR Phone Interview ep. 103

WHAT?! First HR Phone Interview ep. 103

by Nova12 - Hello! I had my first HR Phone Interview!!! SO EXCITING! If you have an interview coming up I highly recommend doing some research on the facilities website... Read More →

Life After Nursing School ep.101

Life After Nursing School ep.101

by Nova12 - Hello! Come follow me through my first year right out of nursing school. I will be vlogging about life as a new nurse, including topics such as: Applying... Read More →

6 Resiliency Tips for Your Nursing Staff

6 Resiliency Tips for Your Nursing Staff

by ElizabethScala1 - Resiliency keeps your nursing staff on the job. It staves off stress, illness, and burnout. A resilient nursing staff builds strong teams able to respond to the... Read More →

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The Journey after Nursing school.

The Journey after Nursing school.

by Britttizzzle - Last semester of nursing school was the fastest semester for me,which could be do to the summer semester that it landed on. It was easier classes as well, having... Read More →

You might not want to read this...

You might not want to read this...

by rn_xoxo - I am a NURSE. Did I make a mistake? Am I going to regret this for the rest of my life? These thoughts keep running through my head. I roll around in bed,... Read More →

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Basic Tips for Ostomy Pouch Changes

Basic Tips for Ostomy Pouch Changes

by raptorfem - I've been at my first nursing job for about seven months now. It's a colorectal surgery floor: we get lots of people with ulcerative colitis, Crohn's, and... Read More →

The first year:  So much learned, so much to learn

The first year: So much learned, so much to learn

by wannabecnl - Today marks one year since I started my first real nursing job in the PACU. I mentioned this to my preceptor the other day, and she said she thought the year had... Read More →

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What all nursing students are waiting for...PINNING! ep. 103.75

What all nursing students are waiting for...PINNING! ep. 103.75

by Nova12 - HELLO!! Weather you are just starting your nursing program or only have 2 weeks left, we are all anxious for the finale with Pinning Ceremony. Hang in there! The... Read More →

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INVOLVEMENT- It could land you an interview! ep. 103.5

INVOLVEMENT- It could land you an interview! ep. 103.5

by Nova12 - How getting involved landed me an interview with ER! HELLO Beautiful People, I want to talk about getting involved...ugh I know! Like we have any more... Read More →

My First Nursing Job Application ep.102

My First Nursing Job Application ep.102

by Nova12 - Hello! Today's post is about when I started applying for RN jobs and how I decided to apply at which facility. A little tip...do some research! I mean... Read More →

Hang in there new Grads and New Nurses it does get better..I PROMISE

Hang in there new Grads and New Nurses it does get better..I PROMISE

by Morettia2 - So I haven't been on this board for a while. I have been an R.N. for 1 1/2 years now, where I started as a brand spanking new grad in Interventional Cardiology/CCU... Read More →

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If you could only give ONE piece of advice to new RNs...

If you could only give ONE piece of advice to new RNs...

by renardeau - Having precepted some new graduates on the floor and in ICU, and having recently been one myself, if I could only give one piece of advice to any new graduate... Read More →

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50 Things New Nurses Need to Know About Calling Doctors and Other Providers

50 Things New Nurses Need to Know About Calling Doctors and Other Providers

by Lynda Lampert, RN - Few things give a new nurse more stress than having to call a doctor or other provider. Other providers include advanced practice nurses and sometimes physician’s... Read More →

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New Grad/Hate My Job/Life is Miserable!

New Grad/Hate My Job/Life is Miserable!

by Ruby Vee - The first year of nursing is miserable. Everyone is miserable during the first year of nursing. You go from being a college student to being responsible for a... Read More →

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Why actions speak louder than words, and why researching is important.

Why actions speak louder than words, and why researching is important.

by dudette10 - I've been a nurse for almost a year now. I research and study at home because I want to know the whys of what I do and know the best practices. I have my own... Read More →

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50 Things New Nurses Need to Know about Orientation

50 Things New Nurses Need to Know about Orientation

by Lynda Lampert, RN - New nurse orientation is one of the most eye opening experiences in becoming a nurse. You shift from being coddled to experiencing what the real world is like. ... Read More →

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