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Nurse Beth, MSN, RN 185,075 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 :)

Don't Risk Your Job Over Social Media

by Nurse Beth - Social media The use of social media and other electronic communication is expanding exponentially; today’s generation of nurses grew up in a social media milieu. Social media provides...

When You Receive a Warning at Work

by Nurse Beth - Sheila, the unit nursing manager approached Ashley on the floor. “Ashley, I need to see you today in my office. Can you let your preceptor know you’ll be off the floor from two until two thirty?” ...

Not a Near Death Experience: A Shared Death Experience

by Nurse Beth - Like many nurses, I’ve witnessed many deaths. I’ve seen patients go suddenly, and seen some hang on, only to pass when a particular family member arrived- and even while still deeply unresponsive. ...

New Grad: Need Help with Writing Resume and Cover Letter

by Nurse Beth - Congrats, you graduated nursing school! What a huge and happy accomplishment. While I do not know of a nursing resume service, there are some important guidelines for successful resumes and cover...

Overwhelmed International Nurse - Preceptor is Condescending

by Nurse Beth - The preceptor that I am assigned to is helpful in some regards but she has a very condescending tone when speaking to me if I am getting overwhelmed with tasks she does not assist. I realize that she...

When Your Patient is an Addict...How to Deal

by Nurse Beth - Jake is very sociable, and has a lot of …colorful friends who visit him in the hospital. He’s quite likable, because he’s intelligent, funny and clever. He’s not bad-looking, but at 35, his lifestyle...

Suspended for a Medication Error

by Nurse Beth - The Act I was a new nurse, and before I had even gotten my feet underneath me, I lost my footing and fell hard. I made a medication error. I was fresh off orientation as a brand new nurse...

When Nurses Make Fatal Mistakes

by Nurse Beth - Jessica's Story Jessica was a young, conscientious nurse in her first year of nursing. Jessica was having a typical busy day on Tele. One of her patients, a middle aged male in Room 4152, was...

Violence in Nursing

by Nurse Beth - Violence in Nursing When Ashley became a nurse, she dreamed about helping patients and relieving suffering. She never thought she’d be hurt, much less attacked. Her second day on the job, a...

Confessions of an Introvert

by Nurse Beth - Being a Nurse Introvert Introverts and extroverts really are hardwired differently. Sometimes I get questions from nursing students or those thinking about applying to nursing school- “I’m not an...

How I Wrote a Book and Became a Nurse Author

by Nurse Beth - My Book inspiration At my job, working closely with our nurse residency program, and before that as a nurse manager, it saddened me that many wonderful nurses fail to land the job they want solely...

Too Many Nurse Practitioners?

by Nurse Beth - The year is 2043 and Maria waits patiently in the receiving pod for her primary care provider. The cool blue light is on, indicating scanners are continuously monitoring her vital functions. Her...

Is this a possible case of age discrimination?

by Nurse Beth - I had my instructor review my resume and give me some tips, but I still had no interviews. Two months later, I had an interview with a medical practice for an office LPN and they knew I was a new...

Uncomfortable Answering Interview Questions

by Nurse Beth - What do you believe are your strength and your weaknesses. What interests you most in our organization statement? What can you tell us about an organization? Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10...

How to Not Die in the Hospital

by Nurse Beth - Tragically, many people die from medical errors every year in hospitals. It’s hard to know how many. “Medical error”is never listed as a cause of death on death certificates. But according to...


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