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Nurse Beth, MSN, RN 176,142 Views

Hi! Nice to meet you! I wear many hats: MedSurg Clinical Educator, Blogger, Consultant, Writer, Subject Matter Expert, past Nursing Manager of multiple units. I mentor new grads, precept graduate students and facilitate new grad Debriefing. I train Preceptors, teach Basic Arrhythmia, and try every day to help nurses get a good and supportive start in nursing. I also love Nutella.

When Your Doctor Doesn't Listen

by Nurse Beth - Day 24 of an acute sinus infection. Today the pressure/pain has traveled down from my forehead to my upper back teeth. Last night a strangly cough kept Bob and I up. I finally got out of bed at 3...

New to ED - What things should I do to become a better ED nurse?

by Nurse Beth - I have been a nurse for 8 years now and had worked in a nursing home. I recently decided to transition to a hospital as everything in my life is undergoing change. I do believe in God and with...

Terminated After Two Months!!

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, Their training program was about 3 months, but I didn't think it was long enough for me. On my first month on my own, I was incredibly stressed and overwhelmed. Ultimately, I made...

Creating a Resume with One Year Experience

by Nurse Beth - Does one still include any clinical information? For instance, my capstone took place in my specialty. Is it worth it to keep that information on there? I know that when you've had multiple years of...

New Nurse Having Bad Experience with Nursing - How can I get on track to ED Nursing?

by Nurse Beth - When I finished nursing school my belief was I was going to be easily hired within my organization into the new grad program, unfortunately that was not the case. When I questioned my seniority with...

Should I Get my LPN/LVN or RN?

by Nurse Beth - Amanda is a 49 year old LPN. She works on the Tele floor of a medium sized hospital-but as a patient care technician (PCT), not as an LPN. A few years ago, her hospital announced it would no longer...

New BSN with 4 years School Nurse experience as ADN - Can't land a hospital job.

by Nurse Beth - Needless to say, I was shocked that I could not find a hospital position. I feel it is now time to move on from my position as a school nurse, which I do enjoy. However, I no longer feel...

Surveillance at Work : Is your privacy being violated?

by Nurse Beth - Dear Being Videotaped at Work, With the caveat that I am not an attorney, the short answer is I do believe your Florida employer has to notify you if you are being audio recorded in the workplace....

Working Toward CNM - Will Job-Hopping Make Me Look Unreliable?

by Nurse Beth - Let me fill you in on my background: I graduated with my ADN in 2014, worked on an adult cardiac/tele floor for 8 mos or so (I knew I wouldn't stay, just took the job to get in the door as a new...

Missing Time With Family - I hate my weekends only job!!

by Nurse Beth - In my current job, I have my own group of 6 and am charge of up to 30 patients on the unit, and one of my coworkers is always behind, so I feel like I have at least 8 patients of my own every shift I...

Social Media and Emotional IQ

by Nurse Beth - I follow some folks on social media who I keep on a “never miss their posts” list because they are well spoken and challenge me to be a better communicator. There are some posters here on AN who...

New Grad: How can I get experience if nobody will give me a chance?

by Nurse Beth - I am getting rather down and frustrated. I am aware that they want experience but how can I get any experience if no one is willing to give me a chance to show that I want to work hard for them and...

Amber Does the Unthinkable

by Nurse Beth - Read about Amber's day and see if you agree with what she did. ED Holding ED Holding was created as a holding area for patients who have admission orders and are waiting for a bed to open up....

I Left Work Sick- Can I be Charged With Patient Abandonment?

by Nurse Beth - As my shift passed, i felt worse and worse. fever, headache, sore throat, chills, shakes, all typical flu symptoms. I again went to administration and asked about a relief. I was told to finish my...

Maria Wants to be a Burn Nurse

by Nurse Beth - Maria had suffered serious full-body burns in a horrific accident as a young child. For years, she was in and out of hospitals having surgery after surgery. Her childhood was marked by having surgery...


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