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Is it generally easy to make friends in new grad RN programs?

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I'm going to be graduating this May, and applying to a lot of new grad programs both in-state and out-of-state. I'm a little apprehensive to be possibly moving far from all my friends and family. Are new grad residency programs pretty conducive to making friends and meeting people? Obviously you're split up in different units, but do cohorts still get pretty close, like they do in nursing school, or is it pretty much a work only sort of relationship?

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AnonymousSuper has 8 years experience and specializes in Supervisor.

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If you want friends, go make friends. There will be people. Tell them your name. Have good conversations. Don't overshare or be the super overzealous annoying excited one. Be calm, approachable and friendly but avoid being the "weird one." There are plenty of those.

You'll be invited to post-shift breakfast hang outs in no time.

Moving far away from support when you probably need it the most as a newb nurse. Not advised. Try to get something close if possible.

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