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Nurse Beth, MSN, RN 208,182 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 :)

Age Discrimination in Nursing

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

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 Emergency Department (ED) Nurse?

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?"

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?...

Why You Need an Elevator Speech

We all could use an elevator speech. And if you ever plan to look for a job, or network, then you need an elevator speech. An elevator speech is a short persuasive speech to tell others about you,...

The Red Nike Tennis Shoes

I had been off work a few days, but I'd already heard about Jason. The teenager in our ICU. From the tragic car crash that made news over the weekend. But hearing and seeing are two different...

How I Became a Nurse Writer

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?

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"

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. ...

How to Prepare for Your Interview

Your Interview Goals Be focused and know what you need to accomplish during your interview. Your goals are to: Be memorable and to stand out Convince them that your are the best fit for the...

Uncensored Thoughts of a Nurse Interviewer: Part II

It's Spring and it's New Nurse Graduation Time! Last week I attended one of two New Grad Banquets hosted by my hospital for the graduating classes of our local colleges. This one was for our...


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