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Nurse Beth, MSN, RN 200,796 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 to Start a CNA Training Program

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I am RN-BSN for 12 years (Med/Surg), I am interested in starting a CNA program or Nurses Aide training school or program in my town ( Boston, MA ). What would you recommend or...

Mandated Nurse-Patient Ratios

by Nurse Beth - Ashley sank into a chair in the breakroom on her MedSurg unit in a large hospital in Florida. It was 0330, 8 ½ hours into her shift. She had not yet taken a break of any sort, including a bathroom or...

Exclusive Interview with Las Vegas Nurse who Worked During Shooting

by Nurse Beth - Many of us may wonder what it would be like to be faced with a disaster right in our community. Sara D. is an oncology nurse in a large hospital in Vegas and reported to work in the middle of the Las...

8 Work From Home Jobs

by Nurse Beth - In my career advice column, Ask Nurse Beth, I am asked so often about job opportunities away from the bedside, and just as often how to work from home. Why do nurses quit the bedside? There are...

How to Help in Texas

by Nurse Beth - A lot of nurses around the country are wanting to help their fellow colleagues in Texas, but not sure how to start. Conditions in Houston and surrounding areas are not getting better, and help may...

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...

Male Nurse Disgusted by Female Nurses

by Nurse Beth - Hi Beth: I believe you submitted a recent article about Safe Patient/Nurse Ratios in this country. I have been a nurse for about one year and a half and I am appalled by what I have observed with...

How to Answer "What Did You Like Least About Your Last Job?"

by Nurse Beth - Dear How to Answer, You ask a really good question. Everyone dreads the behavioral type questions that put you on the spot. I'll give you a formula for answering your question and others like it....

Help! Asked to Write On Call Policy

by Nurse Beth - Dear Nurse Beth, I was asked to write some standard work or policy for our On-Call hours. I work in an OR that has set hours of operation from 0645 to 1515, with on-call hours starting at last...

Nurse Shares Story From Houston Disaster Zone

by Nurse Beth - Chelsea, can you tell us a little about yourself? I am mom to a 5-year-old ASD kiddo in Houston. I have been a nurse for 4 years and love helping people become a family in Labor & Delivery You...

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. ...


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