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Nurse Beth, MSN, RN 188,121 Views

Hi! Nice to meet you! I love helping new nurses in all my various roles. I work in a hospital in Staff Development, and am a blogger (nursecode.com), author (Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job), and I hope a helper to my fellow nurses :)

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...

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...

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....

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...


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