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Nurse Beth, MSN, RN 190,149 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 :)

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...

Are You Cut Out to be an ED Nurse?

by Nurse Beth - ED nurses are a special breed. They are highly skilled, compassionate folk who work well as a team. They are open to experience, and agreeable. Here are some more traits common to most ED nurses. ...

How to Answer "What's Your Greatest Weakness?"

by Nurse Beth - What's Your Greatest Weakness? This question most assuredly will be asked. It's dreaded by most people, because it raises a fear of vulnerability and besides, who wants to reveal their weaknesses?...

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,...

How do I get that first elusive acute care job?

by Nurse Beth - Dear New Grad, Getting your PALS will not directly help you to land a non-ED, non-Peds position in acute care. Actually, while most new grads amass certificates, the are helpful only in that they...

How to Answer "Tell us About Yourself"

by Nurse Beth - Tell Me About Yourself Preparing for the "Tell me about yourself" question is critical to the success of your interview. But it's such a broad question that it's hard to know where to start. ...


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