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Nurse Beth, MSN, RN 178,854 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.

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...

Age Discrimination in Nursing

by Nurse Beth - Ageism is pervasive in our society. It's not news to anyone that our society values youth and devalues age. It seems that the worst choice you can make is to grow old. Older people are often...

Criminal Infraction? Writing a Letter of Explanation to the BON

by Nurse Beth - A criminal history does not mean that you cannot become a nurse, but it may mean extra work and extra expenses. If you have a previous offense, maybe you, like Ashley, must now write a letter of...

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...

Revamp your Resume

by Nurse Beth - No matter what a fantastic employee you would make, if your resume does not immediately impress, you may never get the chance to show them. An ineffective resume gets tossed in under ten seconds...

How I Became a Nurse Writer

by Nurse Beth - I've always enjoyed writing. I love words. Last summer I was home from work, laid up with a back injury. One morning while on Twitter, a Twitter friend of mine (and nurse blogger) asked, "Beth,...


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