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Nurse Beth, MSN, RN 170,820 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.

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...

Five Networking Myths

by Nurse Beth - The correct answers are c) and d). Is that what you guessed? One thing I've been learning is the importance of networking. Less than two years ago, I was offered a writing job by someone on...

How Blogging Helped my Nursing Career

by Nurse Beth - Becoming a Nurse Blogger I love writing, and a little over a year ago, on a whim, I started a nursing blog. Starting a blog using Wordpress could not be easier. There are tons of guides and...

New to Night Shift - How will I survive??

by Nurse Beth - Dear Going to Nights, Congratulations on landing your first nursing job! So exciting and I hope you love it. Night Shift is Different... and it Takes Time Everyone is different as to how...

How to Find My Passion - Which Specialty is Right for Me?

by Nurse Beth - I am in search of any advice as far as what specialty track might give me a broad range of options for future career moves. I am deciding between Healthcare policy, Educator specialty, or...

How to Land a Job

by Nurse Beth - Consider Relocating Geographic location can be a barrier to getting hired. The "nursing shortage" is regional. Some areas of the country and some hospitals are not hiring new grad RNs. It is very...

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....

Are You Nurse Jackie or Nurse Zoey?

by Nurse Beth - I resisted watching Showtime's Nurse Jackie for a very long time. I'm not really a TV series person. Too much commitment. Plus I don't have Showtime. And past medical shows have usually...

The Emotional Work of Nursing

by Nurse Beth - Just the other day, I talked with two different nurses who said they cried on the way home from work. One said that she had promised her son she'd take him to a movie after work that night, but her...

Devastated and Depressed

by Nurse Beth - I graduated from nursing school in December of 2013 with honors (magna cum laude, 3.91 GPA, Sigma Theta Tau - the whole works). Unfortunately, like many new grads, I had a hard time finding a job....

Tips for Avoiding Medication Errors

by Nurse Beth - It's very hard to avoid errors considering how I'm always 20 steps ahead of what I'm doing. I have trouble focusing on what I'm doing at the present moment (such as giving medications) because I'm...


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