Hey y'all's!I've been reading a few of the articles listed on this site and I'm sad to see and hear of so many negative stories and experiences. Back in nursing school I had heard from several nurses that the first year as a new grad RN was the hardest, and it could either make or break you...I'm an RN who graduated June 2015 from a BScN program in northern BC, Canada. I moved from my hometown to a similar sized town even further north in BC for a fulltime line on a med/surg floor. While this first year has been stressful at times- Canadian nurses had to write the NCLEX exam for the first time in 2015 ( I dunno how you American nurses do it! That exam sucked!), having a shortage of staffing and lack of resources due to our northern rural community- and not to mention being away from my family-but honestly, I can say that my first year has really solidified my desire and passion for nursing. A lot of that has to do with my coworkers- RNs, LPNs, the whole multidisciplinary team-we all partake in teamwork and there has never been a situation where I felt abandoned or without support from my colleagues. I find that makes a huge impact on a lot of my fellow classmates, who unfortunately did not feel the same level of support from coworkers, and who now feel like nursing is not their profession. Anyways, I'm wondering how my fellow new grads have been doing a year into their practice?